Rachel Kirkman is in her first year as an assistant coach at Missouri Southern.
A 2008 graduate of Evangel University in Springfield, Kirkman was a four-year starter in college at setter, playing her freshman season at William Woods, before transferring to Evangel.
While at Evangel, she was a three-time Academic All-American. After graduation, Kirkman spent a season as the 6th-8th grade volleyball coach at Raymondville Middle School, and then moved on to be the head varsity coach at Eldon High School the season after that.
Kirkman has a four-year old son, Daxon, and is married to Dustin Kirkman. The couple was married in November of 2012.