Matt Vosburgh enters his sixth season as an assistant coach with the Saint Michael's women's volleyball team in 2018.
Vosburgh is working under the third head coach during his tenure, having helped the Purple Knights to a pair of 10-win seasons. Ten underclassmen dotted the roster in 2017, while only two returning players occupied prior roles in a season of transition and growth.
In 2016, the roster was dominated by nine underclassmen, none of which had previously held key roles on the team. Two ended up being among the top three on the team in kills, and another platooned as a setter. Saint Michael's set a school record for digs per set (20.2) thanks greatly due to a veteran defensive corps while recording the second highest kill and assist per set figures in the past four seasons.
Saint Michael's went 12-12 during the 2015 season, with its per-set averages for kills (11.5), assists (10.7) and blocks (3.0) each among the top three figures the Purple Knights have produced over the past 20 years. Saint Michael's remained in contention for its first postseason since 1995 until the final weekend of the regular season.
An 11-woman team comprised of eight underclassmen finished 7-14 in 2014, which included a pair of 3-2 victories during Northeast-10 Conference play. The Purple Knights' win at Southern Connecticut State University was their first there in 16 years, and their season-ending triumph against American International College, after trailing 2-0, was their first in the series in exactly a decade. Saint Michael's also turned in a 3-1 showing in September at the Union (N.Y.) College Invitational.
The Purple Knights forged a 12-12 mark in 2013 while recording their best winning percentage since 1994. The Purple and Gold advanced to the championship match of the Best Western-Ground Round Cardinal Classic at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh before knocking off Pace University, 3-1 on Oct. 25, for the first time in program history.
Vosburgh, a certified strength & conditioning specialist, played baseball at Castleton University. He graduated in 2005, earning degrees in sports medicine and exercise science.