College of Southern Maryland Student Life and Athletics Executive Director Michelle Ruble was named Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year for Junior and Community Colleges.
Ruble was hired as CSM’s head volleyball coach in 1991, became the college’s athletic director in 2001 and was named director of Student Life and Athletics in 2007.
As a volleyball player at Elon University, in North Carolina, Ruble was a three-year captain and an Academic All-American. She earned a bachelor’s degree in public and business administration and earned a master’s degree from College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
During Ruble’s 20 years of service as CSM’s head volleyball coach, the team earned two Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference Championships. The team experienced success at the national level with Ruble at the helm ranking as high as 10th in the nation. Ruble finished out her tenure with a record of 386-220.
Ruble serves as the co-chair for finance and budget for the NJCAA board of directors and is a member of championship events and sports districting Division 1 committees.
She is the current Maryland JUCO Volleyball Liaison. In 2011, Ruble was named to the executive committee of the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) and in 2014 she was elected to a two-year term as second vice president for women of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
Locally, she has served on the board of the Zonta Club of Charles County. She graduated with the 2014 class of Leadership Southern Maryland.