USAV Names Staff for Collegiate National Teams

By Bill Kauffman (bill.kauffman@usav.org) | May 09, 2016, 5:38 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (May 9, 2016) – USA Volleyball is proud to announce its coaching staff for its three U.S. Collegiate National Team (CNT) programs for this summer.

University of Washington Women’s Head Coach Keegan Cook will lead the CNT-China Tour and will be assisted by Pepperdine University Women’s Assistant Coach Alex Dunphy and University of Cincinnati Assistant Coach Phillip White. The team’s technical coordinator will be University of Tennessee’s Jon Wong.

The CNT-China team will train and compete in a series of matches from June 18-July 1. After a short training period June 18-19 in Los Angeles, the squad will be Shanghai from June 21-23, followed by Nanjing from June 23-26 and Beijing from June 26-July 1. The CNT-China squad will also be traveling in conjunction with the Pac-12 Conference All-Star Team. For details on the CNT-China roster, click here.

University of Utah Women’s Head Coach Beth Launiere will serve as head coach for the CNT-Europe Tour and will be assisted by University of Portland Women’s Head Coach Brent Crouch and Washington State University Women’s Head Coach Jen Greeny. The technical coordinator for CNT-Europe will be the Volleyball Factory’s Jared Hazel.

The CNT-Europe squad will train and compete from July 6-16. It will have training matches against an Italian Federation Team July 7, July 8 and July 9 near Milan, Italy, before heading to Pula, Croatia to compete in the Global Challenge July 11-14. To learn more about the team and its roster, click here.

The CNT-Indianapolis program will have Mike Hebert of USA Volleyball and Rod Wilde of Madison Elite VBC serve as master coaches. Co-head coaches are University of Central Florida Head Coach Todd Dagenais, University of Montana Head Coach Brian Doyon and former Fresno Pacific University head coach Dennis Janzen. Program assistant coaches are Minnesota Select’s Kayla Cole, Lipscomb University Assistant Coach Billy Ebel and University of Texas’ Elizabeth Quanaim. Technical coordinators for the program are Casey Fealko of University of Michigan and Holly Taylor of BYU. The program’s co-lead administrators are North Carolina State University Assistant Coach Nicki Holmes and West Hills College Head Coach Jeff Wanderer.

The CNT-Indianapolis program will have training and competition June 21-30 in Indianapolis, Indiana. After the program is divided into three 12-player rosters from the training portion, the competition phase involving a round-robin tournament of the three squads will take place June 26-29 under the same roof as the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships. To learn more about the team and its roster, click here.

All three CNT programs are part of the USA Volleyball High Performance pipeline and are considered second tryouts for the U.S. Women’s National Team.

CNT-China Tour Staff
Head Coach: Keegan Cook (University of Washington)
Assistant Coach: Alex Dunphy (Pepperdine University)
Assistant Coach: Phillip White (University of Cincinnati)
Technical Coordinator: Jon Wong (University of Tennessee)

CNT-Europe
Head Coach: Beth Launiere (University of Utah)
Assistant Coach: Brent Crouch (University of Portland)
Assistant Coach: Jen Greeny (Washington State University)
Technical Coordinator: Jared Hazel (Volleyball Factory)

CNT-Indianapolis
Co-Lead Administrator: Nicki Holmes (North Carolina State University)
Co-Lead Administrator: Jeff Wanderer (West Hills College)
Master Coach - Coaches: Mike Hebert (USA Volleyball)
Master Coach - Coaches: Rod Wilde (Madison Elite VBC)
Head Coach: Todd Dagenais (University of Central Florida)
Head Coach: Brian Doyon (University of Montana)
Head Coach: Dennis Janzen (formally of Fresno Pacific University)
Assistant Coach: Kayla Cole (Minnesota Select Volleyball)
Assistant Coach: Billy Ebel (Lipscomb University)
Assistant Coach: Elizabeth Quanaim (University of Texas)
Technical Coordinator: Casey Fealko (University of Michigan)
Technical Coordinator: Holly Taylor (BYU)