Austin Kirby has been named the Men's Cross Country Head Coach at Blackburn College.
Kirby is a 2017 Blackburn graduate with a degree in sport management. Kirby also serves as the assistant men's basketball coach. The Lincoln, Illinois native has been instrumental in the men's basketball program's recent success as he has served in many key roles. The Beavers made the conference tournament for the first time since 2006, and the team had the most wins since the 2004-05 season. The two previous seasons, Kirby served as one of the student-assistants for the program. In that role he was responsible for travel, practice preparation, Head JV Coach, film breakdown, scouting, and several other key components to the program.
Kirby is serving as the Head JV Coach for the 2ndconsecutive season for the men's basketball program. Kirby is the grandson of IBCA Hall of Famer Neil Alexander who is the Head Coach at Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Illinois.