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Kim Whitney, Assistant Athletic Director, Head Coach Volleyball

Kimberly Whitney

Assistant Athletic Director, Head Coach

Eleventh year (316-119)
Kansas State University, BS
Nova Southeastern University, MBA
Hometown: Dunedin, Fla.

In eleven seasons at the helm of the PHSC volleyball program, Kim Whitney holds a record of 316-119. Whitney has led the Conquistadors to three Suncoast Conference championships, eleven regional tournament appearances, five NJCAA national tournament appearances, and won the NJCAA DII National Championship in 2010. In ten seasons on staff, Whitney has seen seven All-American, six All-Region performers and 33 all-conference players come 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, 2011 and 2014; District P Volleyball Division II Coach of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2014; and Coach of the Tournament at the National Tournament in 2010. In addition to coaching, Whitney serves as the assistant athletic director for the College.

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,

Assistant Volleyball Coach Brian Kachurak

Brian Kachurak

Assistant Coach

Twelfth year
Penn State University, BA
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 15 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 and for Sandspurs volleyball club for four years. He currently coaches and helps run the Pasco-Hernando Volleyball Club.

Mary Manning, Athletic Trainer

Mary Manning

Athletic Trainer

Athletic Trainer
Eleventh year
Central Michigan University - BS
Wayne State University - MA

Mary Manning has been at PHSC for eleven years. Prior to PHSC 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. She currently works with the 60+ senior travel softball team based out of Michigan, Jolico. When she has time, she plays travel softball in the senior 50+ division.