Jason Borchin, an assistant coach with the Cal Poly women’s volleyball program from 2015-17 and an assistant coach at Notre Dame for the 2018 campaign, returned to the Central Coast in January 2019 as the Mustangs’ first assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
“I would like to thank Caroline Walters and Don Oberhelman for the opportunity for my wife and I to return to Cal Poly and the Central Coast,” said Borchin. “It is truly one of the best places to live and work in the country, and I cannot wait to get back in the gym with this great group of student-athletes.
“I had the pleasure of coaching next to Caroline for three years as we worked to grow the program into what it is today,” Borchin added. “We have the same beliefs and views for this program and I am excited for her to lead us into this new era of Cal Poly volleyball.”
During Borchin’s three seasons as an assistant coach at Cal Poly, the Mustangs posted a combined 65-20 win-loss record with a first-place finish and two thirds in the Big West Conference and an NCAA regional berth in 2017.
Prior to his first coaching stint at Cal Poly, Borchin spent five seasons (2010-14) with the Sacramento State Hornets volleyball program as an assistant coach.
“I could not be more thrilled to welcome Jason and his wife Jessie back to San Luis Obispo,” said Walters. “He was my initial phone call in the search for an assistant coach for many reasons, his recruiting abilities being at the top of that list along with his detailed knowledge of skill training and most importantly his general disposition.
“I look forward to utilizing his knowledge gained at Notre Dame, and to working diligently with him to continue the development of our program,” Walters added.
Borchin began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant with Sacramento State in 2007 and became a full-time assistant coach in 2010. During his first full season, he helped guide the Hornets to a 15-win season, including a 10-3 mark at home.
A two-win improvement followed his first season on staff with the Hornets in 2011, including victories during 12 of the final 18 matches. Sacramento State was the only program in the country to rank in the nation's top 35 in both digs per set (9th) and blocks (13th) in 2011.
During his first five seasons as an assistant with the Hornets, Sacramento State had at least three Big Sky All-Academic selections each year and a total of 23 honorees overall during his tenure.
In addition to his indoor coaching success, Borchin also was the co-head coach of the Sacramento State beach volleyball program for three seasons.
Borchin also coached club volleyball in the Sacramento area for 10 years and was the head coach of the Northern California Volleyball Club (NCVC) Girls 18s team that earned a fifth-place finish at the Junior Nationals in Dallas, Texas. His club head coaching background began during the 2005-06 season with the High Impact Girls 14s team.
A native of Roseville, Calif. and a graduate of Oakmont High School, Borchin boasts a total of 14 years of coaching experience between the intercollegiate, high school and club levels.
Prior to his coaching career with Sacramento State, Borchin played for the Hornets for two seasons, earning All-Big Sky first-team and team MVP honors in 2006 and was a second-team all-conference selection in 2007.
Borchin then transferred to Pacific, where he played in 86 career matches from 2008-10. He was consistently among the team's top five players in kills every season and finished his playing career with 611 kills, 423 digs, 142 blocks and 59 aces.
Borchin graduated from Pacific in 2010 with a degree in sports sciences.