January 29, 2023

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Ok-State hires ‘championship pedigree’ Jason Mansfield as volleyball head coach





Wildcat setter Shelby Martin units the ball up for a teammate through the March 14, 2021 volleyball sport towards Saint Louis College. (Archive photograph by Sophie Osborn | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State introduced Jason Mansfield will take over the reins as volleyball head coach after this system parted methods with longtime coach Suzie Fritz in November.

Mansfield’s resume consists of seven NCAA Closing Fours and one nationwide championship between his time at Stanford and Washington.

“His championship pedigree, emphasis on staff tradition and constructing relationships — each inside a program and on the recruiting circuit — are what set him aside from different candidates,” Athletic Director Gene Taylor mentioned. “I do know he’s excited to get began, and I can not look forward to our student-athletes and all of Wildcat Nation to fulfill him.”

At Washington — the place Mansfield spent the final 5 seasons as an assistant coach — Mansfield helped information the Huskies to 4 Candy 16 appearances, the Elite Eight in 2019 and the Closing 4 in 2021. The staff additionally collected seven All-America honors between three Huskies.

Mansfield additionally hung out between Illinois and Stanford as an assistant head coach. Throughout his time at Stanford, Mansfield coached 17 totally different All-Individuals, 4 Nationwide Gamers of the Yr and 4 future Olympians.

“I’m so excited to get began. I can’t wait to fulfill the staff and to start out forming these relationships,” Mansfield mentioned. “We’ll compete on the highest degree that we will day by day, and we are going to do it with ardour and unity. I got here to Kansas State to construct a terrific program, a program with excessive character, sturdy connections and a ardour for studying.”

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