Bird Kuhn was announced as Texas A&M's new volleyball coach on December 30. She arrived in College Station Monday night and has hit the ground running. Wednesday afternoon Kuhn met with the media to talk about her new job.
Kuhn spent the last seven seasons as an assistant coach at Kansas. She feels now the time is right to be at Texas A&M. "I heard this job opened up and it was in my gut. I was like that is a job I want so I went after it."
Texas A&M Senior Associate Athletics Director Lori Williams led the search to find a replacement after Laurie Corbelli resigned in November after 25 years as Texas A&M's head volleyball coach. Williams got to know Kuhn when she was working at Kansas. Once she heard Kuhn talk about what she could do for the Aggie volleyball program it made Williams more interested in pursuing Kuhn. Williams said, "Recruiting in Texas is big and Bird is a phenomenal recruiter so she had all of the intangibles and the proven track record to really back up everything which made her the ideal candidate."
Kuhn is the sixth head volleyball coach in Texas A&M program history.