Brescia University is adding men’s volleyball to their athletic programs. The team will be coached by Jerry Forbes and will start their season in Spring 2024.
“I am humbled to be tasked with starting a new athletics program for the University,” Forbes said. “I am excited for the future and to give an opportunity for men to compete in volleyball locally.”
Forbes was previously the head women’s volleyball coach at Brescia from 2012 to 2018. During that tenure, he led the team to their first national tournament appearance. In 2018, Forbes was named the head volleyball coach at Lindsey Wilson College, leading to three conference tournament championships.
Brescia will join other colleges and universities such as Georgetown, Midway, and Campbellsville in offering a men’s volleyball team. Currently Brescia is part of the River States Conference, but the men’s team will be placed in the Mid-South Conference, or MSC, once associate membership has been established.
“Men’s volleyball is a fast growing sport nationally and we at Brescia want to give athletes in western Kentucky and southern Indiana a choice locally to participate collegiately,” said Mark Perdue, BU Director of Athletics.
The team is currently recruiting for the 2023-2024 academic year.