Kim Berrington returns for her third season at the helm of the Siena Heights women’s and men’s volleyball programs. Berrington came to the Saints after 19 seasons as head coach for NCAA Division I program Eastern Michigan University.
In 24+ years as a collegiate head coach, Berrington has a 479-404 record, including a 305-289 slate at EMU. She is the Eagles’ all-time leader in coaching wins while ranking fourth in conference wins among all Mid-American Conference coaches.
In her first year at the helm for the Saints, Berrington’s squads saw a drastic improvement, her women’s team had the 4th highest win total in SHU history, notching 21 wins, the most since 22 in 2002. Her men’s programs’ 18 wins were the most in school history, surpassing the past two seasons combined win totals. The men’s program saw its first winning season in school history as well.
During her tenure at Eastern Michigan, Berrington guided her teams to 12 winning seasons, including seven campaigns with 20-or-more victories. From 1999-2014, the Eagles qualified for the MAC Tournament in 15 of 16 seasons, winning the MAC West Division championship in 2005 and reaching the MAC Tournament final in 2013.
Berrington coached 26 All-MAC selections, six MAC All-Freshman Team honorees, three all-region performers, one MAC Defensive Player of the Year and one MAC Setter of the Year. Her teams have also succeeded academically at a 100 percent graduation rate. Honors include over 40 Academic All-MAC, nine Academic All-District and two Academic All-Americans. Eastern Michigan has claimed 15 American Volleyball Coaches Association Academic Team Awards, including awards in each of the past 11 seasons.
Berrington is no stranger to the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference; she was head coach for Concordia for four seasons in 1992-95. She totaled a 98-74 record and was a three-time WHAC Coach of the Year (1993-95). The Cardinals won two WHAC championships (1994-95), qualified for two NAIA Regional Tournaments and was a runner-up at the 1995 NCCAA Tournament. In August 2014, she was named to the Concordia Athletics Hall of Fame.
Berrington is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She later earned a Master’s degree in Physical Education at Eastern Michigan. She and her husband, Chuck, reside in Britton, Mich., with their daughter, Kelsey, who played volleyball for Valparaiso University (Ind.).