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Tim Embaugh is in his 27th 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 three NCAA national titles in the last seven years (2011, 2016, 2017), including back-to-back championships in 2016 and 2017. The first two trophies ('11, '16) were separated by exactly five years to the date (May 7) and were clinched in the same facility, Penn State's Rec Hall, while crown number three came in front of over 8,000 fans packed into St. John Arena.
Embaugh has been a part of 15 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association championships, including a run of five straight outright titles from 2007-11. Most recently, he helped guide the Buckeyes to season sweeps of both the MIVA regular season crown and MIVA Tournament title in each of the past two years.
In 26 seasons with Embaugh on staff, Ohio State has posted an overall record of 560-219 (.719).
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.
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