2000 Men's National Coach of the Year
June 5, 2000
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tracy Zink, Director of Marketing
THE OHIO STATE'S PETER HANSON SELECTED 2000 TACHIKARA/AVCA MEN'S
NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEARCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.??The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), in conjunction with Tachikara, is pleased to announce that Ohio State's Peter Hanson has been selected the 2000 Tachikara/AVCA Men's National Coach of the Year.
Hanson, who led the Buckeyes to their second national championship appearance in men's volleyball, earned the award in a vote by AVCA men's member head coaches of NCAA schools.
OSU finished the 2000 season with a 25-4 record and won the Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association championship for the sixth time in the eight years.
The Buckeyes won 22 of their 25 victories in the minimum three games, and were on an 11 match-winning streak prior to the 0-3 loss to eventual national champions, UCLA.
Hanson, who just completed his 16th season with OSU reached his 300th victory for the program during the 2000 campaign. At the helm of Ohio State's men's volleyball team, Hanson has accumulated a career record of 308-197 (.610).
The formal presentation of the award will be made Dec. 14, 2000, in Richmond, Virginia, 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:
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