Trinity Collegiate welcomes 2 new volleyball coaches

Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach Maria Pressel. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Varsity Coach Kim Osborne. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Trinity Collegiate School has announced that they’ve hired two new volleyball coaches – one for the Varsity and one for Junior Varsity. Coach Maria Pressel is originally from Dayton, Ohio, and just recently moved to South Carolina in early 2022. She started playing volleyball in 6th grade and immediately fell in love with the sport. Maria played volleyball competitively during middle school and high school, and transitioned to playing recreationally during her time in college.

Maria played on national level volleyball teams as a left handed pin hitter and competed annually at AAU Nationals from 2012-2016 out of Tri-State Elite and Elevation VBC, both in Cincinnati, OH.

She also helped organize and run summer camps for the local Centerville Middle School volleyball team. She was the men’s volleyball team assistant at her high school, helping the coach run practices and tournaments as well as keeping statistics during games to help the team make game time adjustments. Coach Maria is currently the 15’s Regional West Coach at Grand Strand Juniors and will be entering her third season as a head volleyball coach.

She graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2021 and now works in Project Management for GE.

Coach Kim Osbornestarted playing volleyball and basketball in 7th grade in San Diego, CA. She started college as a NAIA recruited basketball player and then was asked to play volleyball as an afterthought back in the 90’s.  After a year, she decided to try walking onto Liberty University’s Div. 1 volleyball team in Virginia and surprisingly earned a full scholarship for her remaining 3 years there as a middle blocker.  She ended her career as a six rotation middle hitter her entire senior year. She was MVP of her team two years and Captain for one. She also made first-team All Conference & Tournament Teams.

Kim is currently the Head Coach of the 14’s Regional West team for Grand Strand Juniors and the on-site Lead Coach for the entire GSJ West Satellite Program.

Fun Fact:  Coach Kim (Lawson) Osborne still holds two Liberty University records 30 years later for most blocks in a season and most blocks in a career.

Author: Stephan Drew

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