Justin Burgess Named New Head Volleyball Coach at Davidson County Community College

Justin Burgess

March 28, 2014 – Davidson County Community College has named Justin Burgess as its new head volleyball coach.

Burgess takes over leadership of the Storm volleyball program after serving as assistant coach under Gretchan Kepley during the 2013 season. Kepley, who recently stepped down due to family commitments, led the Storm netters for two seasons, including a trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament in 2012.

‘We’re looking forward to Justin continuing the same tradition of excellence,” says Kenneth Kirk, athletic director. “He did an excellent job as assistant coach working under Gretchan this past season. He has established a great rapport with the players and brings an outstanding work ethic along with a vast amount of experience and passion to the position.” 

Burgess is a graduate of N.C. State University where he earned bachelor’s degrees in horticulture and agriculture business. He played on a high-level club volleyball team at the university, competing against colleges such as Ohio State University. His coaching credentials include stints as head coach for a several girls’ high school age volleyball teams including a National Team under the Capital City Volleyball Club, a Premier Team under the North Carolina Volleyball Academy and a Premier Team under the High Rock Volleyball Club.

“I’m really excited with being named the head volleyball coach at DCCC and am eager for the season to start.” Burgess says. “This is a great program, and we have some exciting talent to put on the court.”

Burgess adds he has three returning players from the 2013 Storm volleyball squad, as well as several newly signed recruits, who are already putting in hard work in the gym for the fall 2014 season. He will be joined on the coaching staff by new assistant coach, Abby Miller, a former standout at Wake Forest University, who he says comes to the position with a vast amount of volleyball knowledge.

*Editor’s note: For additional information, contact Kenneth Kirk at 336-249-8186, ext. 6351 or kekirk@davidsonccc.edu or Justin Burgess at justin_burgess@davidsonccc.edu.

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.