2000 Men's National Coach of the Year

6/5/2000

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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 YEAR

COLORADO 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

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