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Bernie Kachinko

 
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Bernie Kachinko, the all-time winningest coach in King's College women's volleyball history, is entering his 28th season.

The Monarchs went 20-10 overall in 2018 making it the second team coached by Kachinko in school history that a senior class has had four consecutive 20-win seasons. He was named the head volleyball coach at King's for the second time on January 21, 2013.

Kachinko enjoyed a highly-successful 21-year run at King's before retiring after the 2009 season. After three years away from the program, the position opened again and Kachinko jumped at the prospect of returning to the program he built into one of the most respected in the Middle Atlantic Conferences.

In his first stint at King's, Kachinko took over a struggling Monarch program in 1989 and went through the initial growing pains of a rebuilding process. King's broke through in his third season when he led the team to a then school-record for wins (14) in 1991, while matching the mark in 1992 as well.

In 2000, King's enjoyed a spectacular season when the Monarchs finished with a 34-3 record; won the MAC Freedom Conference title; and received an NCAA Division III National Tournament berth. In 2001, the Monarchs then went 29-4 and finished second in the conference playoffs.

In 2002, Kachinko’s squad enjoyed its finest season in school history with a 39-2 record, posting the second-best winning percentage of any collegiate volleyball team nationally at the NCAA Division I, II, or III levels that season. King's won its third MAC Freedom title and advanced to the NCAA Division III National Tournament "Sweet 16" for the first time in school history.

Kachinko has compiled a 514-327 overall record, including 32 tournament championships and 17 consecutive winning seasons and fourth consecutive season. He was named the MAC Freedom "Coach of the Year" in 1993, 2000, and 2002. King’s has also earned 13 MAC Freedom playoff berths since inception in 1993. Kachinko earned his 500th win September 8, 2018 with a victory over Gwynedd Mercy University as King's College swept a non-conference tri-match in McGrane Gymnasium to stay undefeated

During his time at King's, Kachinko has produced 51 MAC all-star performers. His players were named the MAC Freedom "Most Valuable Player" in 1995, 2000, 2002, and 2003 while Kachinko also coached the MAC Freedom "Rookie of the Year" in 1998, 1999, and 2000.