2001 Men's National Coach of the Year
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY'S CARL McGOWN SELECTED 2001 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 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