VSU names new head volleyball coach
5/13/2014, 4:26 p.m.
Virginia State University named Rose Burke as the university’s head volleyball coach. Burke comes to VSU with 13 years of volleyball experience, both as a coach and player.
“I am excited to come into a program that has already proven they can compete in the CIAA. I am looking forward to taking an already strong team and growing it to compete at the next level,” said Coach Burke.
The Gainesville, Florida native caught the coaching bug in college, working at camps for middle and high school students. Burke honed her coaching skills as an assistant at NCAA Division I schools Florida International University and Morgan State University.
During her one season at FIU, the Panthers were ranked in the Top 25 and won the 2009 Sun Belt Conference regular-season title. At Morgan State (July 2010-July 2012) Burke’s first recruiting class took the MSU Bears from fifth in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference to second the following season.
Burke was a four-year starter at NCAA Division I California State University -- Sacramento. She was part of three Big Sky Conference championship teams while at Sacramento State, earning all-conference honors in 2007 and 2008 as a setter. Those teams also competed in the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship Tournament between 2005 and 2007.
She earned a degree in liberal studies with a focus in mathematics from CSUS in 2009.