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GoXavier.com sat down with Xavier volleyball head coach Mike Johnson to discuss the team's success during the 2012 campaign and take a look ahead at the 2013 season.
Xavier volleyball announced the addition of Kirsta Solberg Cobb to the staff in May 2012. Cobb, a former IPFW standout, had served as the head coach at Indiana Institute of Technology for five seasons.
"While the circle of Division I athletics can be quite fraternal, I have always believed that great coaches can be found across all divisions at any level," said head coach Mike Johnson. "In Kirsta, I believe that we unearthed just one of those examples. She has proven to be a winner capable of high achievement. More importantly, I believe she has done so with character and class. She is a great fit for the Xavier family and we are very excited for her to get started."
In the last five seasons, Cobb led the Warriors to a 160-49 record, earning the WHAC Conference Championship title in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. She has earned WHAC Coach of the Year honors in those four seasons as well. During her time at Indiana Institute of Technology, Cobb also served as the Assistant Athletic Director from 2009-2012 where she was responsible for overseeing budgets and recruiting among other duties. Since 2008 she has been the Wellness Center Director and has taught college classes about nutrition and wellness.
Cobb was recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association in 2011 in its annual Thirty Under 30 Award.