Tom Black, an accomplished collegiate and international coach, has been named the seventh head coach of the Georgia volleyball program, J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity announced Thursday.
“This is a humbling and incredible opportunity,” said Black, current head coach at Loyola Marymount. “The environment within the university and athletic department blew me away, and I instantly felt how special a place this is. I want to thank Loyola Marymount University. The depth and meaning of my time there goes beyond words, and I will always be grateful for my experience at LMU. I’m excited to meet the Georgia team. I know in transitions emotions run strong for so many of us, and it will be great to get in the gym and begin the process of seeing how good we can be. I’m honored to be a part of it.”
Black comes to Athens with 12 years of NCAA collegiate head coaching experience with time at UC San Diego and Loyola Marymount, accumulating a career record of 242-115 after posting six seasons with 20-plus wins.
Working with some of the top athletes in the country, Black has been extremely active with the U.S. Women’s National Team over the last few years, working alongside U.S. head coach Karch Kiraly. Black most recently served on the staff at the 2016 Rio Olympic games as an assistant coach, as the United States garnered a bronze medal.