WILBERFORCE, Ohio - The search for the next volleyball coach at Central State University is over, as the school's athletic department has announced it has hired Danielle Benson-Robinson to fill the position.
Benson-Robinson most recently served as the head coach of Columbus International High School. She also directed the 2 Girls Volleyball Club based in Columbus, Ohio. Benson-Robinson’s previous positions also include serving as the regional head coach of the Eastside Volleyball Club and Buckeye Volleyball Club, head coach of Providence Academy for Student Success and assistant coach at Walnut Ridge High School.
“Throughout my coaching career, I have taken great pride in sharing my passion and knowledge for the game while expanding diversity in the sport," said Benson-Robinson. I look forward to creating and cultivating a positive and highly competitive culture within the volleyball program at Central State University.”
Benson-Robinson started her collegiate playing career at Columbus State Community College where she captained the Lady Cougars to a final ranking of No. 5 in the 2001 NJCAA National Poll. After a sensational junior college career, Benson-Robinson transferred to Kentucky State University. Serving as captain and a defensive specialist, she helped lead KSU to back-to-back SIAC East Division Championships.
Benson-Robinson earned her associate’s degree in business from Columbus State in 2002 and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kentucky State in 2005. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sports administration at Wayne State University.
Benson-Robinson will make her Central State coaching debut on Sept. 9 when the Lady Marauders travel to play Ohio Christian University in the University of Cincinnati – Clermont Tournament in Batavia, Ohio.