Assistant Coach Laura Kuhn
Former Georgia Tech standout Laura Kuhn was named a volleyball assistant coach for the University of Kansas on March 22, 2011.
A four-year letterwinner at Georgia Tech from 2001-2004, Kuhn comes to Kansas after spending three years as an assistant at Miami from 2008-10. She has also made coaching stops as an assistant coach at Appalachian State and Florida State.
While on staff with the Hurricanes, UM advanced to the NCAA Tournament two of the three seasons (2009 & 2010) Kuhn was on staff. It marked the second and third tournament berths since the program was brought back in 2001.
At Miami, Kuhn, affectionately known as `Bird,' was instrumental in coaching outside hitter Lane Carico, who became the program's first-ever AVCA All-American in 2010. One season earlier, Carico and Cassie Loessberg were named honorable mention All-Americans under Kuhn's guidance.
In 2008, she helped in the Hurricanes posting their best overall record (26-6) since 2002, and the best Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) record in school history going 14-6 in league play. Defensively, the Hurricanes posted the highest digs total (1,958) for a single-season in 2008, while also registering the highest digs per set count in UM history (16.88).
Kuhn arrived at Miami after a stint as assistant coach at FSU during the 2008 spring season. Prior to her time at Florida State, Kuhn was an assistant at Appalachian State. In 2007 with the Mountaineers, Kuhn coached the Southern Conference Player of the Year, Brittany Zahn, and worked under Matt Ginipro, who was the SoCon Coach of the Year after Appalachian State finished 14-2.
The two previous years, Kuhn spent coaching A5 Club teams in Atlanta as the head coach of a team consisting of 17-year-olds in 2006 and as an assistant with the 14-year-old club in 2005.
During her four years playing at Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets won three ACC regular season championships, one ACC tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each of her four seasons playing. The teams advanced to the "Sweet 16" and "Elite Eight" in 2003 and 2004, respectively. Kuhn played the right side position her final three years at Georgia Tech, starting all three seasons.
A native of Tiffin, Ohio, Kuhn was a two-sport standout athlete at Calvert High School, where she excelled at both volleyball and basketball. While in high school, Kuhn earned Junior Olympic All-America honors for the Toledo Volleyball Club in 2000.
Kuhn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Georgia Tech in 2005.