2001 Men's National Coach of the Year

5/29/2001

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BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY'S CARL McGOWN SELECTED 2001 TACHIKARA/AVCA MEN'S NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), in conjunction with Tachikara, is pleased to announce that Brigham Young University's Carl McGown has been selected the 2001 Tachikara/AVCA Men's National Coach of the Year.

McGown, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year, led the Cougars to their second NCAA national men's volleyball title with a 3-0 win over UCLA in the championship match. BYU finished the season 23-4 (.852 winning percentage) and was voted first in the USA TODAY/AVCA Division I-II Coaches Top 15 Poll eight times.

The Cougars produced a national-best team hitting percentage behind four AVCA All-Americans. BYU, with five MPSF all-conference selections, was 16-4 against teams ranked among the top 15 final poll, including a 5-0 mark in battles of number-one versus number-two in the polls.

BYU went the entire season without back-to-back losses. The Cougars posted a 9-2 road record against nationally ranked teams. BYU recorded 15 three-game sweeps during the 2001 season and won 70 of 93 games for a .753 winning percentage.

McGown was selected Tachikara/AVCA Coach of the Year in 1999, the same year the Cougars won their first NCAA title.

The formal presentation of the award will be made Dec. 13, 2001, in San Diego, Calif., at the AVCA national convention, held in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball National Championship.
 

Past Tachikara/AVCA Coach of the Year winners:

2000     Pete Hanson      Ohio State
1999     Carl McGown      BYU
1998     Al Scates             UCLA
1997     Ruben Nieves    Stanford
1996     Al Scates             UCLA
1995     Don Shondell     Ball State
1994     Tom Peterson    Penn State
1993     Al Scates             UCLA
1992     Ruben Nieves    Stanford
1991     Ray Ratelle         Long Beach State

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