FORMER HORNET JASON BORCHIN NAMED ASSISTANT VOLLEYBALL COACH
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State head volleyball coach Ruben Volta announced today that former Hornet Jason Borchin will join the coaching staff as an assistant for the upcoming season.
Borchin, who played for the Sacramento State men’s volleyball team in 2006 and 2007, takes over for longtime assistant Weidi Zhang, who recently retired.
Every member of the Hornets’ coaching staff is now a former Sacramento State volleyball player, comprised of Volta (played for the men’s team from 1991-93 and 1995), assistant Sarah Chlebana (played for the women’s team from 1997-00) and Borchin (2006-07).
A graduate of Oakmont High School and a native of Roseville, Borchin has six years of coaching experience, including numerous stops at the intercollegiate, high school and club levels. That includes serving as a volunteer assistant for the Sacramento State’s women’s team in 2007, when the squad went 29-8 while reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament and winning both the Big Sky Conference’s regular season and tournament titles.
“Having already coached here a few years ago, Jason is familiar with our program and it’s nice to have him back,” Volta said. “He brings a lot of coaching and playing experience, and he’ll be a good fit with our team. Jason has a very good demeanor, a strong work ethic and he will work primarily with our outside hitters and passers.”
Borchin will serve as head coach for the Northern California Volleyball Club Boys 15’s squad that will play in this summer’s Junior Olympics. He was also head coach of the NCVC Boys 17’s and 18’s in 2007-08, the High Impact Girls 18’s team in 2007, the NCVC Boys 15’s in 2006-07, and the High Impact Girls 14’s in 2005-06.
As a player at Sacramento State, Borchin earned first team all-league honors and was the named the Hornets’ team MVP during his first season in 2006, and was a second team all-league selection in 2007.
He then transferred to Pacific where he played in 86 matches over the past three seasons (2008-10). He was among the team’s top five players in kills every season, and finished his career with totals of 611 kills, 423 digs, 142 blocks and 59 aces.
Borchin graduated from Pacific in May of 2010 with a degree in sports sciences. He will join a Sacramento State program that has accumulated 10 NCAA Tournament appearances as well as 11 Big Sky regular season and/or tournament championships over the last 13 years.