Don Burroughs


Don is currently serving as the Ohio Valley Region’s Director of Coaching Education, and recently accepted the position of Varsity Head Coach for the Boys’ Volleyball program at Hayes High School in Delaware, OH.

Don’s career currently spans 23 years of teaching and coaching.  While attending The Ohio State University and studying Business Education, he coached junior high soccer.  His first teaching position after graduation had him coaching 8th grade volleyball and varsity basketball for 5 years in addition to full-time teaching, district technology coordinator and assistant athletic director.  It was during this time that a mentor introduced him to club volleyball and the USAV CAP program. 

After obtaining his CAP Level III certification, he formalized the coaching education department and began the high performance program for the Ohio Valley Region in 2001. These years were also filled with a full schedule of classes to complete his Masters of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Wright State University.

For the next 10 years, Don continued to coach volleyball at the high school until he was offered an opportunity to assistant coach at the University of Findlay.  During this time he also worked during the summer for the USAV High Performance program in their summer camp programs.  Additionally in 2005, he began presenting at USAV CAP clinics and AVCA conventions.

A two-time recipient of the USA Volleyball Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Award, Don continues his study of the art and craft of teaching and coaching as he is currently pursuing certification as a master athletic administrator for the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. In 2013, he returned to collegiate assistant coaching for the Beavers at Bluffton University.

Don has been an IMPACT and CAP instructor since 2005.