UPike announces Kris Kern as new head volleyball coach

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Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 12:27 AM EST
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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - The UPike volleyball team will have a new leader this coming season.

Kris Kern was announced as the sixth head volleyball coach in program history.

“The program is hungry for success and I love that,” said Coach Kern. “Kelly [Wells] said in the introduction that’s my DNA, I love building programs.”

Kern spent the last six seasons as head coach at West Virginia State, where he finished 125-54. He is the winningest head coach in Ohio high school volleyball history.

The Bears finished the season 4-24, set to join the Appalachian Athletic Conference next season.