|WVU assistant coach Kevin Carroll, far right, and fellow past members of the national championship UC Irvine men's volleyball team pose in front of the White House on Monday.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Assistant coach Kevin Carroll of the West Virginia volleyball team visited the White House this past Monday to celebrate his prior accomplishments at UC Irvine.
Carroll, who just completed his first year as an assistant at WVU, was a five-year member of the UC Irvine men’s volleyball team from 2008-2012, and served as a member of the coaching staff in 2012-2013.
During that time, the Anteaters captured national championships in 2009, 2012 and 2013.
“To win a national championship and to meet the President are things you dream about,” says Carroll. “Going to the White House with my best friends due to our hard work is a memory that I’ll always cherish.”
During his tenure as a player and coach, UCI was 112-44 (.718) overall and won the MPSF Championships in 2012. He recorded 516 kills in his collegiate career,
including a career-best 29 kills versus Penn State in 2010.
The Los Alamitos, Calif., native was hired as an assistant coach with Mountaineers in the summer for 2013, and is now one of two assistant coaches in the Big 12 to earn a national title as a player and coach, joining Erik Sullivan from Texas.
In the fall, Carroll helped lead West Virginia to its best start in program history (10-0) and its first 20-win season since 1991.
Carroll earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from UCI in 2012.