1992 Men's National Coach of the Year


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Stanford University's Ruben Nieves Named 1992 Tachikara/AVCA National Coach of the Year

Colorado Springs, Colo. - Tachikara and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) are pleased to announce that Stanford University men's volleyball coach Ruben Nieves has been named the 1992 Tachikara/AVCA National Coach of the Year for NCAA men's volleyball as selected by his peers.

Nieves is finishing his second year as the head coach of the Cardinal after serving four years as an assistant coach at Stanford.  This season, Nieves has watched his Stanford club roll to a 23-3 record and a championship in the Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Post-Season Tournament.  By virtue of that tournament title, Stanford was selected as an at-large representative to the NCAA Men's Volleyball Championships this weekend at Ball State University.

"I am certainly honored," said Nieves, whose career coaching record stands at 31-16.  "To me, it is a thrill to work with and coach against those coaches in our sport, especially those in the WIVA.  All of these individuals are role models for me, coaches whom I aspire to be like."

Nieves will be formally presented his Coach of the Year Award at the Tachikara Coach of the Year Banquet held in conjunction with the AVCA national convention each December.  The 1992 event will be held on Thursday, December 15, at the Albuquerque Hyatt Regency Hotel in Albuquerque, N.M.

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