Volleyball 2014 – Coach Profile

Kim Huggins-Habbert

Kim Huggins-Habbert – Head Coach


Biography

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Kim Huggins-Habbert begins her 11th season as the head coach of the Wilmington volleyball program in 2014. Being the only coach in program history since the University joined the NCAA Division II ranks in 2004, she enters the 2014 season with a 186-147 overall record.

Last season, the Wildcats were once again on top of the CACC throughout the regular season, finishing the year with a 17-2 conference record, tying Philadelphia for the South Division Regular Season Championship and the South Division’s number one seed. The team finished 23-10 overall in 2013, bowing out of the CACC Tournament in the semifinals.

Huggins-Habbert and the Wildcats were one step away from their ultimate goal of a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Championship in 2012, falling to Dominican in the title match. The Wildcats blazed through the regular season, going 28-6 overall and 18-1 in the CACC to capture the South Division Regular Season Championship. Huggins-Habbert coached the CACC Player of the Year, as well as her first AVCA All-Region Player in 2012. The Wildcats had four players named All-CACC, three of which return for the 2013 season.

In her first season as head coach, Huggins-Habbert coached the team to a perfect 20-0 CACC record and a 27-9 overall record. The team won both the CACC regular season and tournament titles, earning the program and University’s first berth into the NCAA Division II Northeast Regional Championship.

Huggins-Habbert became the head coach of the Wildcat program after one year as an assistant in 2003 where she once again helped coach the team to a perfect 18-0 conference record and a 27-10 overall record. That team was unable to compete in the CACC Tournament, however, due to the NCAA provisional time table.

Prior to joining the Wilmington University ranks, Huggins-Habbert spent 10 years at the helm of the Christiana High School bench in Newark, Del. She helped lead the Vikings to two Blue Hen Conference titles and an appearance in the Delaware State finals. She was awarded the Delaware Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association Coach of the Year award in 1995 and finished her high school coaching career with a record of 113-66.

Huggins-Habbert became a coach after a successful collegiate career at NCAA Division I James Madison University where she was an outside hitter and a defensive specialist for the Dukes.

She is very active in all areas of volleyball in Delaware. Huggins-Habbert serves on the board of the Delaware Volleyball Coaches Association and is the director of First State Volleyball club which promotes volleyball players ranging from ages 11 through 18. That club has sent two teams to the United States Volleyball Association National Tournament.

Huggins-Habbert graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and secondary education and earned her master’s degree in school counseling from Wilmington University. She is currently employed as a guidance counselor at Christiana High School.

Huggins-Habbert Year by Year Coaching Record:

Year

Record

CACC Record (Finish)

Highlights

2004

27-9

20-0 (1st)

CACC Regular Season Champions
CACC Tournament Champions
NCAA DII Northeast Regional

2005

15-21

13-9 (4th)

CACC Semifinals

2006

8-24

8-8 (5th)

CACC Quarterfinals

2007

12-21

9-9 (S-5th)

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2008

19-16

12-6 (S-4th)

CACC Quarterfinals

2009

14-16

9-10 (S-5th)

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2010

22-10

14-5 (S-3rd)

CACC Quarterfinals

2011

20-10

14-5 (S-3rd)

CACC Semifinals

2012

26-8

18-1 (S-1st)

CACC South Regular Season Champions
CACC Finalists

2013

23-10

17-2 (S-T1st)

CACC South Regular Season Co-Champions
CACC Semifinalists

Totals (10 yrs)

186-147 (.559)

134-55 (.709)

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