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UMHB volleyball coach leaving for Division 1 job

UMHB volleyball coach leaving for Division 1 job
Posted at 9:51 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 22:51:23-05

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Head Volleyball Coach Rob Frost has resigned his position after eight seasons with the Cru. Frost is leaving to become Head Volleyball Coach at Gardner Webb University, an NCAA Division I school in Boiling Springs, North Carolina.

Frost guided UMHB volleyball to new heights, posting a 192-66 record in his eight seasons and leading the Cru to two American Southwest Conference championships. UMHB won conference titles in 2014 and 2018 and advanced to the NCAA Division III National Championships three times under Frost’s direction. The Cru went 28-5 overall in the fall, winning the ASC title and advancing to the Regional Finals of the NCAA Division III National Championships. UMHB was ranked 16th in the country in the final AVCA Top 25 Coaches Poll of 2018. Frost was ASC West Division Coach of the Year five times in his eight seasons on campus and coached four AVCA All-Americans during his time at UMHB. The Cru also set a new NCAA Division III era for single-season victories with 29 wins in 2013.

“We are thankful for Rob’s eight years of service to UMHB,” Cru Vice-President for Athletics Randy Mann said. “He is leaving the program in much better shape than when he took over, with UMHB volleyball now one of the best in the American Southwest Conference. We will now look for a highly-qualified head coach to continue the successful tradition that Rob has helped establish for Cru volleyball.”

Frost also went 25-11 and won the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament title in one season as head coach at Belhaven University. He has been an assistant coach at Bowling Green University, Cleveland State University, Taylor University and Moody Bible Institute.

UMHB will begin the search for a new head volleyball coach immediately. The Cru expects to return 11 letter winners, including all of the starters from the 2018 ASC Championship team next season.