Jason Borchin was named an assistant coach of the Notre Dame volleyball program in July of 2018.
Borchin came to Notre Dame after serving as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Cal Poly for the last three seasons.
“Jason comes highly recommended from people that I have great respect for,” said Johnson. “He has good experience in coaching over the last nine years and impressed us in his dedication toward teaching. He comes to us from a program that I am especially familiar with and at which he has had a lot of success. Jason has an understanding of how we want to play systematically and has a passion for becoming further ingrained with our methodology at Notre Dame. We are excited to welcome him and his wife, Jessie, to South Bend.”
Borchin was instrumental to Cal Poly’s success, as the Mustangs made it to the second round of the NCAA Championship and finished the 2017 season with a 27-3 record, including a 16-0 finish in the Big West. Borchin directed an offense that ranked fifth in the nation in hitting percentage and second in kills per set during the 2017 season. Cal Poly also thrived in recruiting with Borchin as the coordinator, recording three top 35 recruiting classes during his tenure.
Prior to his time at Cal Poly’s, Borchin was the head sand volleyball coach at Sacramento State for three seasons and was an assistant indoor volleyball coach at the school for five seasons.
Before beginning 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 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.