AU volleyball Head Coach Kevin Foeman leaves for Division I

Foeman leaves the Eagles with a 69% win percentage


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The Eagles huddle around coach Foeman in the teams final season contest.

Cade Cracas, Sports & Digital Editor

Ashland University’s volleyball team had to say goodbye to five-year Head Coach Kevin Foeman to start March after he accepted a position to move up to Division I.

On March 2, it was announced that Foeman had taken on the head coaching role at Eastern Michigan.

During his time at AU, he recorded an overall record of 99-44 which is suitable for a 69% win percentage, leading the team to multiple successes over his five-year span as head coach.

Through his five years, he secured two berths to the conference postseason tournament but could not find any hardware to bring home for the Eagles outside of the conference regular season title in 2022.

However, due to the Eagles’ dominance in 2022, he was awarded an individual accolade as the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. That season the Eagles went 23-9, securing a 16-1 conference play regular season record.

“These five years have been a blessing for myself and my family, and I am grateful for everyone who was a part of it,” he said.

This is Foeman’s first step outside of the conference after previously serving as the head coach for Lake Erie College and the assistant coach for Hillsdale College.

He will kick off his first competition with Eastern Michigan in the fall of 2023.