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Jen Greeny and WSU Agree to New Contract
-- Washington State University and Head Volleyball Coach Jen Greeny
have agreed to a new contract, Cougars Director of Athletics Pat Chun
announced Friday. The agreement will run through June of 2024.
"We could not be more impressed with the ascension of Cougar Volleyball under Jen Greeny
," said Chun. "She has taken the program to levels not seen in nearly two decades, and with three-straight NCAA appearances, including reaching the Round of 16 this past season, Cougar Volleyball could not be in better hands. We look forward to having Jen and her staff leading our volleyball program for many years to come."
Greeny led Washington State to their third consecutive NCAA Championship Tournament appearance, where the Cougars advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2002. WSU earned the No. 16 overall seed in the tournament as well, which saw the Cougars host the opening two rounds of play inside Bohler Gym. Washington State defeated defending Big Sky Champions Northern Arizona, and the University of Tennessee, each in four sets to continue on into the regional round. The Cougars ultimately fell to No. 1 overall seed and the 2018 NCAA National Champions, Stanford Cardinal inside Maples Pavilion in the Sweet Sixteen.
Coach Greeny has complied an overall record of 132-130 in eight seasons at WSU and 244-154 in 12 seasons as a head coach. She was also named the 2016 Pac-12 Coach of the Year, and led the Cougars this season to its' highest overall win total (23) since 2002 when WSU recorded 24 total victories.
The 2018 season saw Washington State Volleyball receive numerous awards upon the conclusion of the regular season, as three student-athletes, Taylor Mims
, McKenna Woodford
, and Jocelyn Urias
were all selected as AVCA All-Americans. Associate Head Coach Burdette Greeny
was named the Division I AVCA Assistant Coach of the Year to continue the recognition of WSU. Finally the Cougars earned four All-Pac-12 selections, three AVCA All-Region picks, six Pac-12 All-Academic selections, along with Woodford being named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® 8 team.
"I would like to thank President Schulz, Pat Chun
, and Anne McCoy
for their leadership, and for giving me, and my staff the opportunity to continue to build this program," Greeny said. "I would like to thank all of our support staff and most importantly the young women who have helped rebuild this program, and have bought into the vision and fought hard for all we have achieved."
The Cougars will now get back to work during the spring, and look towards the 2019 season to continue building to yet another post-season run.