Charlie Ginex enters his sixth season as head coach of the Kean men's volleyball program in the 2018-19 school year.
Ginex led Kean to its seventh-straight conference title by winning the Continental Volleyball Conference in 2018. The program advanced to the NCAA National Divison III Tournament for the seventh straight season, and is just one of two programs in NCAA history to appear in every tournament thus far. The Cougars won a program record 34 matches, while setting a new longest winning streak at 28 matches and while being ranked as high as #4. Kean remained nationally ranked all season long and defeated six ranked opponents, including national semifinalist Dominican University on March 16th. Kean went 12-1 in the CVC and won the regular season title. The Cougars had three All-CVC selections, including Ian Capp being named Setter of the Year and Ginex earning Coach of the Year. The Cougars weren't done receiving accolades as Shayron Taylor and Capp were named AVCA All-Americans.
Ginex collected his 100th head coaching win in 2017. Kean finished the 2017 season with a 76-match Skyline Conference winning streak, including the postseason.
In 2016, his team picked up an NCAA Tournament victory over Endicott College in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The Cougars were one of just two programs nationally to eclipse the 30-win mark in 2016 – the other was National Champion SUNY New Paltz.
In his first season at the helm in 2014, the Cougars finished the season with their highest-ever ranking – No. 9 in the AVCA national poll – and took the national runner-up to five sets on their home floor in the NCAA Championship Quarterfinals. Ginex was named the Skyline Coach of the Year in his debut. Kean ended the season with a 26-8 record, tying the 2013 squad with the best mark in the four-year history of the program. The Cougars completed the first perfect (14-0) regular season in Skyline Conference history and won their third-consecutive Skyline Conference regular season and tournament championships.
The Cougars have been a consistent national power, attaining a national No. 1 ranking, a program-best 34 victories. He has three times been conference coach of the year, including back-to-back nods in 2014 and 2015.
He was named the head coach of the men’s volleyball program in the summer of 2013. He served the previous two years as assistant coach of the Kean men's team, where he helped lead the newborn program to two Skyline Conference Championships and a pair of berths in the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to his arrival at Kean, he was assistant coach at Division I Rutgers-Newark in 2010-11 and coached in the New Jersey High School ranks for 10 years prior. He was named the 2010 Daily Record Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year and the 2008 Easton Express Times Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year. While at the prep level, Ginex turned around both the Hackettstown and Randolph High School programs. He led Hackettstown to a winning season in his first year after taking over a 3-24 squad, and led the school to their first conference title and state tournament victory.
At Randolph, he took over a losing program and led the Rams to a 45-16 record in his two seasons there. Prior to that, he was an assistant for the East Brunswick High School boys team that won two state championships in 2003 and 2004.
Ginex earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Exercise Science from Rowan University in 2000.