LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Texas Volleyball head coach Jerritt Elliott has been named 2012 AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Division I National Coach of the Year, announced today. This is Elliott’s first national honor while coaching at Texas and the third time that a Big 12 coach has won the honor.
Elliott guided the Longhorns to a 27-4 overall record and UT’s fourth trip in five years to the NCAA Final Four. He led Texas to a 15-1 record and the 2012 Big 12 championship, his fifth conference title at the helm of the Longhorns.
This season, the Longhorns had four All-Americans on its roster: Bailey Webster and Haley Eckerman (first team) and Khat Bell and Sha’Dare McNeal (honorable mention).
Since taking over at Texas in 2001, Elliott has posted a 293-79 (.788) record and has registered 20 or more wins in nine consecutive seasons.
Texas plays Michigan in the national semifinal tonight with the winner advancing to the 2012 national championship on Saturday against the winner of Penn State/Oregon in the second national semifinal.