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Volleyball Notes for July 2004

Carr Named SMSU Assistant

(July 30, 2004) Former UAB, Morehead State, and Ball State assistant Steve Carr has been named an assistant coach at Southwest Missouri State (SMSU).

NCAA Wants Greater Value on Non-revenue Sports

(July 29, 2004) Men's volleyball is briefly mentioned in this story about how the NCAA and the USOC are developing "a strategy that would keep college teams -- major training grounds for Olympians -- intact at a time when schools are cutting sports programs to balance their budgets."

Pepperdine Picked to Conquer WCC

(July 27, 2004) The coaches of the West Coast Conference (WCC) have chosen Pepperdine to repeat as the conference champion.

FAMU Stripped of 1999 Conference Title

(July 22, 2004) While the focus of the story linked below centers around football and basketball, it does mention that the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has informed Florida A&M University (FAMU) that it has forfeited its 1999 regular season title. FAMU does have the right to appeal and the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) is conducting its own investigation into the 196 self-reported infractions.

UMES Signs Eller for 2004

(July 21, 2004) The University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (UMES) has signed Holiday Eller, the daughter of Minnesota Viking Hall-of-Fame defensive lineman Carl Eller, to a National Letter of Intent for the 2004 volleyball season.

WAC Announces Preseason Awards

(July 21, 2004) The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) has announced its preseason awards with Fresno State picking up the majority of the awards.

NJCU Names New Women's Coach

(July 20, 2004) New Jersey City University (NJCU) named Christopher Feliciano, the current men's volleyball coach, as the tenth women's head coach in the 22 year history of the program.

TCU Extends Lewis' Contract

(July 20, 2004) Texas Christian University (TCU) has extened the contract of head volleyball coach Prentice Lewis. Specific terms of the multi-year deal were not released.

Kansas State Showcases New Floor

(July 20, 2004) The defending Big 12 Champions Kansas State Wildcats will unveil a new floor, dedicated to Terina Irsik, on September 1 against Oral Roberts University.

Stetson Names Carlson Coach

(July 19, 2004) Stetson University Director of Athletics Jeff Altier has named former Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) head coach Cheryl Carlson the new Head Volleyball Coach of the Hatters.

UTA Coach Rides into Sunset

(July 16, 2004) After 10 years and 180 victories, UT-Arlington coach Janine Smith has decided to hang up the clipboard and pursue other opportunities.

UTSA Releases 2004 Schedule

(July 14, 2004) The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has released its schedule for the 2004 campaign which features 31 matches on the slate for the Southland Conference team.

Volleyball Player Featured on FOX Sports

(July 14, 2004) Former University of Portland volleyball player Heather Denison will be featured on the next episode (#11) of NCAA On Campus. Denison was honored by the NCAA with the 2004 Inspiration Award.

Bere Joins LSU Staff

(July 14, 2004) Louisiana State University (LSU) has announced the hiring of former University of Southern Indiana (NCAA Division II) head coach Craig Bere as an assistant for the 2004 season.

Nelson to Join UWM Volleyball

(July 12, 2004) The defending Horizon League champion University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM) Panthers have added Wisconsin prep standout Breit Nelson to their class of recruits.

Quincy Announces New Coaches

(July 12, 2004) The Quincy University Men's Volleyball team announced Niels Pedersen and Rhyen Staley as head coach and associate head coach respectively.

FAMU's NCAA Violations Extend to Volleyball

(July 09, 2004) While the mention was small and does not include details, The Times and Democrat, an Orangeburg, South Carolina, newspaper, reports that the 196 NCAA violations self-reported by Florida A&M University include infractions by the volleyball team.

Garry Takes Assistant Position at WSU

(July 07, 2004) Jody Paperno Garry leaves Idaho State and unites with the Washington State program where she will serve as the primary recruiting coordinator.

Huebner Joins BYU Staff

(July 07, 2004) Brooke Huebner, a former Utah Valley State College and San Jose State standout, has been named to the 2004 Brigham Young women's volleyball coaching staff, replacing former assistant coach Mari Carpenter.

Rooney Garners National Award

(July 06, 2004) Pepperdine Junior Sean Rooney was named National Player of the Year by Asics and Volleyball Magazine.