Cal Names Matt McShane Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach

Feb. 3, 2005

BERKELEY, CA - The University of California has hired Matt McShane as assistant women's volleyball coach, it was announced today by Golden Bear head coach Rich Feller. McShane replaces Lee Maes, who was recently named head assistant volleyball coach at Nebraska. McShane comes to Berkeley after spending the past three seasons as assistant women's volleyball coach at the University of Utah. This past season the Utes went 24-7 overall and 13-1 in league action and captured a share of its first-ever Mountain West Conference title.

'I am very pleased to have Matt McShane join our coaching staff,' said Feller. 'Matt is known around the country as one of the top training coaches in college volleyball. He has years of experience in high level volleyball, collegiate and international. Matt and I have known each other for years, as competitors, associates and friends. We spent 15 months together working as assistant coaches for USA National team in 1997 and 1998. He has earned my respect and trust by way of his intense work ethic and the results produced. Matt is also a great `people person' and I know the team and the Cal community will welcome and appreciate him immediately. Matt is the perfect fit in this position as we continue striving for excellence in our program.'

Before joining Utah staff, McShane was an associate head coach at the University of New Mexico from 1987-2000. In 11 successful years in Albuquerque, he helped guide the Lobos to a 189-127 record, an 81-63 conference mark, two conference championships and six trips to the NCAA Tournament.

During the summer of 2002, McShane served as the head coach for the USA National A2 Team, while in the summer of 2001, he was the head coach for the Intermountain Volleyball Association (IVA) High Performance Team that toured Europe.

In 1996, McShane was named an assistant coach of the USA Women's National Team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. While with the U.S. National team, McShane designed and ran practice sessions, did video analysis of the U.S. team and the major teams in the world, and prepared scouting reports on U.S. opponents.

McShane's coaching background also includes assisting Chinese national 'Jenny' Lang Ping with the Yaohan International Volleyball Team in 1996. The team was comprised of the best American and Russian players who competed against the Chinese and Cuban National teams in cities throughout China.

Additionally, McShane served as an assistant coach at Brigham Young University from 1980-1982. He is a member of the USAV Coaches Accreditation Program Cadre (CAP Level III), and each year he does numerous clinics throughout the U.S., teaching other college, high school and junior coaches the fundamentals of volleyball.

As an undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara, McShane played on the only intercollegiate team to win the USAV Open National Championship. The UCSB teams finished second in the NCAA Championships in 1974 and '75, and finished third in the NCAA Regional Championships in 1976. He was an All-American for the Gauchos in 1974.

McShane earned his B.A. from UCSB in 1974 and his master's degree from BYU in 1982. While at BYU, he played on the men's club team that finished third at USAV Open National Championship in 1981.

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