2014 Walsh Jesuit graduate, Kyra Coundourides, has been named the next women’s head volleyball coach.
Coundourides grew up around the sport of volleyball. She was a four-year starting setter for Walsh Jesuit, where she earned All-Ohio and All-District honors all four years, and in her senior year, she was named to the Prep Volleyball Top 100 National Senior Aces list and earned AVCA All-American. Coundourides holds the WJ record for career assists and career aces.
She went on to earn a full scholarship to Virginia Tech and Temple University. A 2-year starter at Virginia Tech, she earned ACC All-Academic Honors. Coundourides graduated from Temple University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise. As the 2-year starting setter for Temple University, she was named to the AAC All-Conference team.
Throughout her high school and college careers, Coundourides also worked as a volleyball coach. At the collegiate level, she was an assistant coach for the Baldwin Wallace University Women’s program. Coundourides has been coaching club & CYO volleyball, running camps and giving private lessons for several years. She is currently coaching an 11U National team and a 14U Regional team. She also heads up position specific skills training at her club.
Coundourides is looking forward to returning home to the Walsh Jesuit Community. “I'm excited to start this journey. Walsh Jesuit has been a part of my life since my older brother attended and played volleyball here, and I'm happy to be returning to this community. I am excited to share my experiences with these young women and to help them grow as student-athletes and women for others,” said Coundourides.