Herber named Marc Davidson Coach of the Year

HUNTINGTON, Ind. – HU Volleyball Coach Kelsey Herber was honored as the Marc Davidson Coach of the Year as announced at last night’s annual Northeast Indiana Fellowship of Christian Athletes Rally.

Herber is just the second recipient of this high honor. After being nominated by Hannah Doden, an FCA Area Representative, Herber was selected among a pool of nominees by the local director and FCA board.

“This is such a well-deserved honor for Kelsey,” said Forester Athletic Director Lori Culler. “Her faith is at the center of all she does and her relationship with Christ is the source of her strength, purpose and boundless joy.

“She embodies all we desire our coaches to be. We are blessed to have her on our staff.”

Last night’s FCA banquet featured Daryl Strawberry, former MLB baseball player, as the keynote speaker. The Tim Bresnahan Volunteer of the Year was also recognized during the ceremony.

Marc Davidson was a beloved high school coach in the Fort Wayne area who went home to be with the Lord in May of 2022 at the age of 49. Coach Davidson finished his career at Blackhawk Christian School where he won two state championships and amassed a record of 227-70 through nine seasons.

To honor Coach Davidson, FCA of NE Indiana developed this award in 2023 to be given each year to a coach committed to caring for the spiritual, mental and physical health of his or her athletes. Last spring Lisa Davidson, Marc’s wife, was presented with the first ever award in his honor.  

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 18 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 154 NAIA All-America honors and 501 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.