Volleyball Notes for July 2004
(July 30, 2004) Former UAB, Morehead State, and Ball State assistant Steve Carr has been named an assistant coach at Southwest Missouri State (SMSU).
(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."
(July 27, 2004) The coaches of the West Coast Conference (WCC) have chosen Pepperdine to repeat as the conference champion.
(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.
(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.
(July 21, 2004) The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) has announced its preseason awards with Fresno State picking up the majority of the awards.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(July 12, 2004) The Quincy University Men's Volleyball team announced Niels Pedersen and Rhyen Staley as head coach and associate head coach respectively.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(July 06, 2004) Pepperdine Junior Sean Rooney was named National Player of the Year by Asics and Volleyball Magazine.