A Columbia, SC native and graduate from Spring Valley High School class of 1995, Cindy Robarge- Esposito was a 3 sport athlete in High School lettering in Volleyball, Basketball and Softball. Volleyball clearly became Robarge-Esposito’s main sport as she racked up awards including 3 Times All Region Selection, 2 times as an All State Selection, a 1994 CAWS All Star Volleyball selection, and many all tournament selections.
Robarge-Esposito went on to play Volleyball in college at the University of South Carolina with a full volleyball scholarship from 1995-1998. Robarge-Esposito was the first SC native to play Volleyball for the Gamecocks. During her four years playing volleyball at USC, she was a four year starter and was named All SEC, SEC All Tournament team, and SEC Player of the week. Esposito had multiple all tournament team selections, and was even named one of the hardest hitter in the SEC during her time. During Esposito’s tenure the Gamecocks had four straight years of 20 + wins, with the Gamecocks finishing in the top 25- three out of four years. The Gamecock team was selected three times to the NCAA Playoffs two times the Gamecocks made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
After earning her degree in Media Arts, Robarge Esposito went on to work in Television for a couple of years, before getting a call to coach Volleyball in College. She coached for three years at Coker College and ran her own club volleyball team for years. Esposito then entered the high school world to coach volleyball and teach Media Technology. Coaching varsity volleyball for 15 years at a few schools with most recently coaching at Dutch Fork High School, where she helped the Foxes advance the last two year to the state playoffs and the best record the Foxes have had in years. Before Dutch Fork Esposito was the head volleyball coach at River Bluff High School where she started the program when the school opened in 2013 and lead the Gators for four years. The Gators won two Region Championships under Esposito and finished in the Lower State playoffs of the SCHSL 4A in 2014, and the other three seasons under Esposito the Gators finished in the third round of the SCHSL playoffs each year. Esposito was selected as an All Star coach in 2015 for the Coaches Association of Women’s Sports and has also been named twice as a Region Coach of the Year. Robarge-Esposito has had the privilege of coaching and helping many volleyball players advance to the next level to play volleyball in college.
Robarge-Esposito has recently stepped out of coaching high school volleyball for now to watch her own children Vinny and Gabby in their own sports. Esposito will continue coaching volleyball with the SC FCA Volleyball Club.