Volleyball Staff Featured in Volleyball Magazine
Shawn Garus.

Jan. 2, 2014

BOISE, Idaho - Members of the Boise State volleyball staff, the Bronco athletics director and their daughters have been featured by Volleyball Magazine in an article called “Parental Power.” The article focuses on the daughters of head coach Shawn Garus, assistant coach Candy Murphy and athletics director Mark Coyle playing on the same club team, as well as the coaching staff’s efforts to build volleyball among the youth ranks in the Boise area.


Parental Power
by Jack Hamann
Volleyball Magazine, January 2014 edition

Eleven-year-old Grace Coyle’s eyes widened. She and her teammates had just stepped through the entrance of the University of Washington’s cavernous Dempsey Indoor Arena. The foul-weather football field house had been converted into a sea of volleyball courts—16 in all—under a ceiling that seemed to stretch to the sky.

“It was the first time on the road for any of those girls,” remembered Grace’s club coach, Shawn Garus. “They had never walked into a facility that wasn’t just two or three courts at a middle school.”

Garus wasn’t the only one to notice his team’s reaction to the impressive arena. University of Southern California coach Mick Haley was there when the pint-sized team arrived. “They were all pretty excited,” he recalled, “and their parents were excited, too.”

To read more go to: http://www.volleyballmag.com/articles/43221-parental-power?section_id=features

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