Kentucky volleyball adds Ben Josephson to coaching staff


A graphic created to welcome Ben Josephson to Kentucky. Graphic provided by UK Athletics.

Parker Scott, Reporter

Kentucky volleyball announced the addition of Ben Josephson to its coaching staff on Friday.

Josephson comes to Lexington from his alma mater: Trinity Western University near Vancouver, Canada, where he coached the school’s mens volleyball team for 16 years.

“I’m humbled and honored to have the chance to work with the University of Kentucky and the Wildcats volleyball program,” he said in a press release. “What makes me most excited to get to Lexington is the high level of character top to bottom in this program.”

As a player for Trinity Western, Josephson was the first player in school history to earn an All-Canadian Team honor. He was also a first team all-star in the Canada West.

Moving on from his playing career, his highly decorated coaching career includes five national championships, five Canada West championships and nine consecutive conference final appearances.

In addition to his career at TWU, Josephson spent several seasons coaching the Canadian mens and womens national teams, most recently helping the mens team qualify for the 2022 Volleyball Nations League.

“We are thrilled to add a coach like Ben to our staff,” said head coach Craig Skinner in a press release. “We are lucky to have him aboard and can’t wait to get him immersed in the program.”

Josephson, who will begin his new role immediately, hopes to help the Wildcats extend their current streak of six SEC titles in the coming season, though it is yet to be determined where the team will play after the announcement of the remodel to Memorial Coliseum.