DU Announces Volleyball Shocker
In a surprising announcement, Jesse Mahoney (88-40) will be leaving DU's volleyball program after consecutive 27 win seasons, two Summit League tournament championships and two NCAA playoff appearances in four short years.
With the women's Final Four in Volleyball taking place in Omaha this week, LetsGoDU was preparing an article on DU volleyball - Can DU take it to the next level? Even thinking about that possibility would not be rational without the progress made under Mahoney. He played a major role in building a winning program and will be missed. The Pioneers just completed one of the most exciting seasons in their history - led by their sole senior Sarah Schmid. Jesse Mahoney will be returning to be the head coach for his alma mater, the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Vice Chancellor Pegg Doppes announced that current Assistant Volleyball Head Coach Tom Hogan would assume the helm. Hogan is an accomplished, experienced head coach and served as the head coach of the USA Junior National Team 2014-2015. That gives DU access to some of the finest young players in the nation and the world for that matter. Plus, he brings continuity to the relatively young team. More detail on Hogan's C/V is provided in the formal announcement by DU athletics.
The big question remains. Can DU take it to the next level? The ball is in Hogan's court now.