Michael Bossom, one of the most successful high school
volleyball coaches in Maryland, took over Goucher's Division III
women's program in July 2006.
The Gophers accomplished winning records in three of Bossom’s first five seasons, which has helped him become the second-winningest coach in the history of Goucher's volleyball program.
Before joining Goucher's coaching staff, Bossom oversaw the girls volleyball program at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Md. During his 12 seasons there, he guided the Eagles to 214 wins and eight state championships, including five consecutive titles starting in 1996.
Bossom was recognized twice during his run at Centennial as All-Met Coach of the Year by both The (Baltimore) Sun and Washington Post, and more than two dozen of the players he coached there went on to play the sport at the collegiate level.
In addition, Bossom spent more than two years as the head coach of the U.S. Men's Standing Disabled Team, which under his direction placed fourth at the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney, Australia.