Olmstead named AVCA Coach of the Year
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead has been named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I National Coach of the Year, the association announced Thursday.
Olmstead has led the Cougars so far this season to a 29-4 overall record, including a 16-2 first-place finish in West Coast Conference play. The 29 wins are the most by a BYU squad since the 1998 season. In his fourth season at the helm, Olmstead has guided the Cougars to three-consecutive regional semifinal appearances - including a national semifinals run in 2014, the first since 1993.
Olmstead picked up his 100th-career win against Arizona to advance to the regional semifinals this season. He currently holds a 102-24 overall coaching record.
This is the first AVCA Coach of the Year award for Olmstead. He was previously named the 2014 All-Pacific South Region Coach of the Year and the 2014 WCC Co-Coach of the Year.
BYU women’s volleyball season tickets for the upcoming 2023 campaign will go on sale beginning Wednesday, July 26.