BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletic department has added a volleyball coaching position, an assistant coach that will help both the men's and women's programs. Men's volleyball coach Ryan Booher and women's volleyball coach Morris Cephas have announced the hire of Caitlin Bullock who will assist both squads this upcoming season.
"During the interview process Caitlin exhibited a strong knowledge for player development and also a fundamental knowledge of the game of volleyball," Booher said. "She has a solid base coming in and we are excited to have Caitlin join our coaching staff. We think that she will bring great energy, passion, and love for the game."
Bullock will join the Tornado staff after spending last fall as the head coach at Heathwood Hall in Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that, she spent three years as student assistant for the Erskine College men's program that participated in the NCAA Division I Men's Volleyball National Championship.
"Volleyball is not only my passion but helping athletes grow and loving this sport is also my passion, I am very excited and motivated to coach and assist not only a team but a family with both volleyball programs at King University," stated Bullock.
Along with helping coach the men's program at Erskine, Bullock was a standout on the court for the Flying Fleet. At outside hitter, she led Erskine to their first Conference Carolinas title in 2014, including their first-ever berth into the NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Championship. During her senior season of 2014, she was selected All-Conference Carolinas and was named honorable mention All-Region from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
"Caitlin clearly articulated a passion for the sport and has extreme drive, work ethic, and determination," said Cephas. "She already brings a wealth of knowledge to our volleyball programs with her experience of both men's and women's volleyball. I can't wait to see her make an immediate impact as I know she is already eager and excited about getting to work."
Bullock graduated from Erskine with a Bachelor's of Science in Sports Management while minoring in Health Science and Business Administration. Her first day at King will be June 1.