UNION, N.J. (2/4/16) – The Kean University men's volleyball team swept aside the College of Mount Saint Vincent in both team's Skyline Conference Opener on Thursday night. In the victory, third-year head coach Charlie Ginex became the winningest coach in Kean men's volleyball history.
Ginex broke the record of 62 victories set by Don Perkins, who was the six-year-old program's first head coach in 2011. Ginex served as Perkins' assistant from 2012-13.
"Charlie was a tremendous assistant, he's a great friend and he's quickly become one of the best coaches in men's volleyball," said Perkins, still head coach of Kean women's volleyball. "I'm very happy for him and extremely proud of every victory he's had with our program, on and off the court."
The match against the Dolphins was anticlimactic. Kean led wire-to-wire and the closest set score was 25-17.
Tommy Rosario had eight kills in two sets while hitting .538. Kean hit .400 as a team and CMSV hit just .107. A total of10 different Cougars notched kills during the match; the next highlest on the list were Jacob Kauffman (6), Nick McIntyre and Shayron Taylor with five each and Jared Warner with four.
Taylor was also in n a team-high five blocks. Kean racked up 10.5 blocks on the night, and also got nine aces; Rosario (4) had nearly half of them. Libero Nick Breslin led the team with nine digs and Kevin Barrow had 29 assists.
The Cougars will have the weekend off before hosting No. 8 New York University at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.