Kevin Foeman
Kevin Foeman
Title: Head Volleyball Coach
Phone: 419-289-5454
Year: Second in 2019-20
Previous College: Mary Washington '06, '13
  • Led the Eagles to a 25-7 record and an NCAA Division II postseason appearance in his first season as head coach.
  • Pitched professionally in the San Francisco Giants organization.

Kevin Foeman is in his second season as Ashland University's head volleyball coach.

His first campaign guiding the Eagles was an impressive one, as AU finished 25-7 overall and 14-2 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, won the GLIAC South title and reached the NCAA Division II postseason in 2018. Ashland's winning percentage in GLIAC play was its best all-time.

Along the way, Ashland had seven players named as All-GLIAC, including GLIAC Freshman of the Year and Midwest Region Freshman of the Year, setter Zoey Peck.

Foeman came to Ashland after three seasons as the head coach at Lake Erie, where he helped the program improve from three wins in the year before he started to 26 last season. The Storm won the Great Midwest Athletic Conference East Division title and went 15-3 in conference play.

Foeman built up a dormant Lake Erie program that had not won more than four matches in each of the previous five seasons before his arrival to the cusp of a national tournament appearance in 2017. Last season, his team had wins over six nationally-ranked teams, including Flagler, Findlay, Drury and Indianapolis.

His team at Lake Erie won nine matches in his first season in 2015, 19 in 2016 and went 26-9 last season when he had five players named to the All-GMAC teams. The Storm won more matches in his three years at the school (54) than they had in the previous six (25) and won far more conference matches (27) than in the previous six seasons (three).

In 2016, Foeman led Lake Erie to a 9-7 conference record in the program's final season in the GLIAC and took the Storm to the GLIAC Tournament semifinal where they lost to Ashland, incidentally, in five sets. His team led the GLIAC in kills and digs and was second in blocks.

Prior to his arrival at Lake Erie, Foeman spent three seasons as an assistant coach at regional power Hillsdale. In that time, he also directed the program's strength & conditioning program, was a professor of general dynamics of wellness and served as the assistant director of recreation and sports, overseeing the college's intramural program.

While at Hillsdale, Foeman also was the head director of Charged Up Volleyball Club, overseeing five teams. In that time, he also was the head coach of the 18U National Team, co-head coach of the 16U National Team and head coach of the 14U National Team.

A 2006 graduate of the University of Mary Washington, Foeman was a baseball student-athlete, earning multiple All-America honors. He went on to play professional baseball in the San Francisco Giants organization and several independent league teams. He went on to earn his Masters of Business Administration from Mary Washington in 2013.

In 2018, Foeman was elected to the University of Mary Washington Hall of Fame.

Foeman lives in Ashland with his wife, Remy, their son, Kevin Jr., and three dogs.