Kim leaves volleyball team for job as assistant athletic director
Women’s volleyball coach Michelle Kim was promoted to assistant athletic director on May 1, a move announced by Assistant Vice President for Health and Wellness and Director of Athletics and Recreation Sheryl Sousa ’90 in a press release by Brandeis Athletics later the same day.
Kim stepped down as the team’s coach in conjunction with her promotion according to the release, and a search for her replacement began immediately.
Kim joins Jim Zotz as assistant athletic director, who will enter his 35th year at the University in the fall.
The Judges had a 10-25 overall record in Kim’s final season, including a 1-6 record in University Athletic Association competition and a season-ending five-game losing streak.
In her new job as assistant athletic director, Kim will focus on the business aspect of the Athletics department, having also served as the business manager for the department under Sousa for the past 15 years.
According to the press release, Kim will also serve as coordinator for the department’s information technology as well as oversee the department’s institutional reporting to both the NCAA and the Department of Education.
Additionally, Kim will oversee special projects within the Athletics department according to the press release.
Kim finishes her 10-year career as coach of the volleyball team just below the .500 winning percentage mark with a 172-177 record, good for a .492 winning percentage.
During Kim’s tenure as head coach, the Judges made the postseason four times, most recently earning a second-place finish in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships in the 2011 to 2012 season.
The squad also won back-to-back ECAC titles under Kim in the 2005 to 2006 and 2006 to 2007 seasons, respectively.
The Judges hosted this year’s UAA Championships this past February. The team finished in eighth place in the tournament, dropping a five-set match to the University of Rochester in the seventh-place match.
The University of Chicago won the tournament with a 3-1 victory over Emory University.
The University has not announced any information concerning the search for Kim's replacement as head coach of the volleyball team since the press release earlier this month.