Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Volleyball added a new face to the coaching staff in 2012, with former Villanova All-American Kim Maroon joining the Islanders as an assistant coach while enrolled in a graduate degree program.
Maroon comes to The Island after a stellar career in the Big East, garnering Third Team All-America honors following her senior season. During the campaign, the libero set a new NCAA record with a 6.87 digs per set average and had a new Big East record of 749 total in 2011.
She was named the Libero of the Year for the conference after both her junior and senior seasons, and was a First Team All-Big East selection twice, along with a second team honoree following her sophomore season. She led the conference in total digs her final three seasons with the Wildcats.
In addition to being one of the elite liberos in the nation during her collegiate career, Maroon is no stranger to coaching, having volunteered her time coaching the Philadelphia Volleyball Academy's PVA 18 Blue team the last three years. In addition to her time with the PVA program, Maroon also helped out by working camps and clinics during her Wildcats career.
During her junior year, Maroon actually played on her new home court as a member of the Villanova team that took part in the Islanders Classic tournament hosted in the Dugan Wellness Center. Against Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, she recorded a match-high 15 digs and was named to the all-tournament team at its conclusion.
She will focus on working with liberos, while also helping with the serve receive area of the Islanders team.
Maroon graduated from Villanova in 2012 with a communications degree, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in business at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi.