You are here

Coaching Staff

Kim Whitney, Assistant Athletic Director, Head Coach Volleyball

Kimberly Whitney

Assistant Athletic Director, Head Coach
727-816-3341

Tenth year (277-111)
BS, Kansas State University
MBA, Nova Southeastern University
Hometown: Dunedin, Fla.

In ten seasons at the helm of the PHSC volleyball program, Kim Whitney holds a record of 277-111. Whitney has led the Conquistadors to three Suncoast Conference championships, ten regional tournament appearances, four NJCAA national tournament appearances, and in 2010 won the NJCAA DII National Championship. In ten seasons on staff, Whitney has seen seven All-American, six All-Region performers and 33 all-conference players play as Conquistadors. Whitney was named the District H Volleyball Division I Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2005; Suncoast Conference Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2007; Regional Coach of the Year by the AVCA Two-Year College for the Northeast-Southeast Region in 2006, 2010 and 2011; District P Volleyball Division II Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2011; and Coach of the Tournament at the 2010 National Tournament.

Whitney (formerly Zschau) is a graduate of Kansas State University, where she still holds the records for most games played, most double-doubles, and is a top record keeper for games played, double grand/career (kills/digs), and digs. Her outstanding performance at KSU earned a spot on the USA Women’s National Team in 2001. Whitney played indoor volleyball professionally in Gijon, Spain, and Barcelona, Spain, and for the United States Professional Volleyball League’s Grand Rapid Force. She played professional outdoor "sand" volleyball for the AVP, EVP and other local tours. Her highest finish on the AVP was a ninth which she has tied three times in Louisville, Ky., in 2007, Virginia Beach, Va., in 2010 and Hermosa Beach, Calif., in 2010. In 2013, Whitney took on the responsibility of Assistant Athletic Director, working with Athletic Director Steve Winterling in the management of the PHSC athletic teams.

Brian Kachurak

Assistant Coach
727-816-3341

Eleventh year
BA, Penn State University
Hometown: Piscataway, N.J.

Brian Kachurak comes from Piscataway, N.J. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in physical education and health. He has taught elementary physical education for the past 14 years. At Penn State, Kachurak was a member of a traveling men’s club team as a middle blocker. He coached two years as the junior varsity coach at River Ridge High School in New Port Richey, Fla. and posted a 30-2 record. He served as varsity coach at Land O’ Lakes High School, in Land O’ Lakes, Fla. Kachurak also coached club volleyball at North Bay for four years and for Sandspurs volleyball club for four years.

Mary Manning, Athletic Trainer

Mary Manning

Athletic Trainer
727-816-3338

Ninth year
BS, Central Michigan University
MA, Wayne State University
Hometown: Waterford, Mich.

Mary Manning has been at PHCC for nine years. Prior to PHCC she worked for 16 years for William Beaumont Hospital—Troy/Troy Athens High School in Michigan. She received her BS in 1985 from Central Michigan University in Education and Sports Medicine. In 1995 Mary earned her MA from Wayne State University in Education/Sports Administration.

While working in Michigan, Manning volunteered her time and was the athletic trainer for the Michigan Medical Miracles, a women’s 55+ senior travel softball team which won the world championships and the World Series in 2003. In June 2007 she volunteered her time and was the athletic trainer for the Kentucky Fillies which won the Gold Medal in the 60+ division of the Senior Olympics held in Kentucky.