Tim Embaugh
Tim  Embaugh

Assistant Coach

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Ohio State '90


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Tim Embaugh is in his 26th year as assistant coach for the Ohio state men's volleyball progam. He served as a student assistant in 1990, and lettered three years (1987-88-89) as an outside hitter for the Buckeyes.

He's coached the Buckeyes to a pair of NCAA national titles in the last five years (2011, 2016). The NCAA Championships were separated by exactly five years to the date (May 7) and were clinched in the same facility, Penn State's Rec Hall.

Embaugh has been a part of 14 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association championships, including a run of five straight outright titles from 2007-11. Most recently, he helped guide the Buckeyes to a season sweep of both the 2016 MIVA regular season crown and MIVA Tournament title.

In 25 seasons with Embaugh on staff, Ohio State has posted an overall record of 528-217 (.709).

Embaugh is originally from Canton, Ohio, but grew up overseas in Indonesia where he began his volleyball career. A provincial championship and a trip to the Indonesian Junior Olympics led him to seek even higher levels of competition, which he found at the NCAA Division I level.

Embaugh comes from a family of three brothers and one sister. His parents were missionaries in Indonesia for 24 years.

In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Embaugh was invited to be a coach for the 1997 USA Volleyball 16-and-under boys developmental camp. Afterwards, he was selected to be the Head of Delegation for the USA Boy's Junior National team which competed in a four-nation tournament in Sicily. During the summer of 1998, he was selected as an assistant coach for the USA Boy's Youth National team which competed in the Dominican Republic, where he also served as the Head of Delegation. During the 1999 summer months, Embaugh was a staff member of the USA Boys Youth National Team.