Barbe steps down as Head Men's Volleyball Coach
Monday, June 13, 2022
Barbe steps down as Head Men's Volleyball Coach
Head Men's Volleyball Coach Scott Barbe steps away from Cumberland Men's Volleyball. (Credit: Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland head men's volleyball coach Scott Barbe has resigned from his position effective immediately. 

Barbe started the men's program back in 2018 and has led the team for the past four seasons. He has put together a 54-66 record with his best season coming this past year with a 21-16 record.

The 2022 club was the best in school-history posting their first 20+ win season. Caleb Ginnings earned Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Year while finishing second in the NAIA in digs. Jordan Pierce was named Second Team All-Mid-South finishing seventh nationally in assists. The Phoenix finished the season Top-5 in 10 statistical categories in the NAIA.

He has coached two First Team All-Mid-South Conference members and 13 total student-athletes that received All-Conference nods. 

Barbe has served as the Mid-South Conference Men's Volleyball Sports Chair for the last three season of his tenure at Cumberland. 

"Scott has been at Cumberland for the past 5 years and started the men's volleyball program," Director of Athletics Ron Pavan said. "He has done a great job and I wish him well in the future."

Barbe will be moving back to his home state of Michigan to be a women's volleyball coach at another university.