Volleyball: Wade to Coach USA Volleyball
- By Abby Norman
- June 21, 2012 02:31 PM
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – West Virginia University volleyball assistant coach Ted Wade will serve as an assistant coach for the 2012 USA Volleyball High Performance Indoor National Girls’ Select A1 program.
This is the seventh-straight summer that Wade has coached for USA Volleyball. Wade has coached in over 30 international competitions including an appearance at two NORCECA Championships and two Under-18 World Championships. Wade helped lead the 2004 and 2006 USA Junior National Teams to gold medals at the NORCECA Championships and a fourth-place finish at the Under-18 World Championships.
“I'm very excited to be working in the USA Volleyball High Performance Program this summer,” Wade said. “It is a great opportunity to work with some of the best young athletes in the nation. Some of the girls that I coached in my first year will be playing in London this summer on the Senior National Team, which is amazing to me. It is very rewarding to take part in helping young people achieve their dreams. The Select A1 group is a fun age to work with because they are eager to learn and improve so fast. It should be a fun event and I'm really looking forward to it.”
The Girls’ Select A1 program consists of the top 30-40 athletes per age group from High Performance Tryouts who will attend 10 days of training and competition at the USAV High Performance Championships from July 19-28 in Des Moines, Iowa. The Girls’ Select A1 teams will train for the first five days and then break into three teams to compete in the tournament the last five days.
The teams will compete in the International Youth Division with competition against international teams, top Region High Performance teams and other USAV High Performance teams.
University of Denver coach Tom Hogan will serve as head coach, with Wade joining UCF assistant Michelle Chatman, UC Fullerton assistant Mike Gee, Notre Dame assistant Christy Pfeffenberger, Texas assistant Brian Wright, Canterburg High School coach Ami Stevens and USA volleyball coaches Brian Hosfeld, Robyn Romansky, Angie Pressey on the bench.
It is the second straight summer that WVU volleyball will be involved in the USA Volleyball program. Last summer, head coach Jill Kramer served as assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s Junior National team that finished fourth at the 2011 FIVB Women’s Junior (U-20) World Championship in Lima, Peru.