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Head coach Dan Findley finished his career with a 235-213 overall record in 14 years as MU head coach.
Head coach Dan Findley finished his career with a 235-213 overall record in 14 years as MU head coach.
Volleyball - Thu, Dec. 8, 2011
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INDIANAPOLIS - Marian University head women's volleyball coach Dan Findley has retired after 14 seasons at the helm of the Knights volleyball program, the department of athletics announced on Thursday.
"We would like to thank Coach Findley for all he has done for Marian University volleyball," said director of athletics Steve Downing. "He has had a great career at Marian University and we are very appreciative of the hard work and dedication he has shown to the program over the last 14 years as head coach and 22 overall. We wish him the very best."
Over the 14 years he served as head coach, Findley amassed a record of 235-213 (.524), including an 18-13 record in 2011. He guided the Knights to four 20-win seasons, including a program-best 29-8 mark in 2009. That season, the Knights finished as the regular season runner-up in the Mid-Central College Conference and Coach Findley was named MCC Coach of the Year. Over the past four seasons, he has guided the Knights to a top-five conference finish each year. He also guided the team to a berth in the MCC Tournament in each of the last six seasons, and earned a post-season berth in 2006-07 as MU made it to the NAIA Region VIII Tournament semifinals.
"I would like to thank the administration at Marian University for all the support they have shown the volleyball program over the years," said Findley. "I am grateful for the opportunity to have coached the fantastic student-athletes that I have had the privilege of working with over the last 22 years."
The program, under Findley's tutelage, has had an NAIA honorable mention all-american, six Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes, three NAIA All-Region VIII selections, an MCC Libero of the Year, an MCC Freshman of the Year and 38 All-MCC selections, including 15 first team picks.
This season, the Knights finished 18-13 overall and 10-8 in the MCC. They finished fourth in the conference during the regular season before bowing out of the MCC Tournament in a tough match with fifth-seeded Spring Arbor University. Junior Ashley Francis earned all-conference first team honors, while seniors Brittany Miller and Kelsee Evans earned second team accolades. Freshman Megen Ruff was named to the All-Freshman team after a stellar rookie campaign, while sophomore Kacie Kelly earned All-MCC honorable mention honors.