Brianna Koche, a former Gold Medal Squared Volleyball head coach and captain of the University of California, San Diego women’s volleyball team enters her first year as the assistant women’s volleyball coach at UMBC in 2007.
Koche, a December 2006 graduate of UCSD, served as a team captain for the Trojans from 2005-2006, leading her team to a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Division II Pacific Regional, Pacific Region Championship title, and an appearance in NCAA Division II Elite-Eight semifinals. Koche was named to the 2006 NCAA Daktronics First-Team All-America team for her performance in postseason play as well as the NCAA Pacific Region All-Tournament team, California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Conference First-Team, ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Second-Team, and most recently was named a recipient of the 2006-07 Dr. Hal Charnofsky Memorial Award, which is presented to a male and female student-athlete from each of the 12 CCAA institutions.
Koche also served as a head coach for the Gold Medal Squared Volleyball program during the summer of 2006 where she developed and trained girls ages 13-18 and worked with high school volleyball programs using the methods of established coaches Doug Beal, Carl McGown, and Marv Dunphy.
Prior to her position at Gold Medal Squared, Koche spent a season as the head coach of the 14-and-under Encinitas Wave Volleyball Club in San Diego, Calif.
Koche currently resides in Pikesville, Md.