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Garus Names Coaching Staff to Kick-off 2009 Boise State Volleyball Season

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BOISE, Idaho - Kicking off a new era of Boise State volleyball, newly appointed head coach Shawn Garus is pleased to announce the completion of his coaching staff with the hiring of assistants Chris Rushing and Candace Murphy. Garus' staff is complete just in time for the team's first practice on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009.

"I am excited to add Chris and Candy to the coaching staff," said Garus. "Chris has years of head coaching experience, so he will function well in all areas with the team, while Candy has the local club ties and a lot of energy. We all share similar goals about the future of Boise State volleyball. Together we will lead this program to new levels of success."

Rushing makes the move to Boise State after heading up the East Carolina University program from the 2005-2008 seasons.  There he accumulated a 68-59 record as well as guiding the team to a 20-11 season in his first year, only the third 20-win season in school history. While at ECU he coached seven All-Conference USA players, one National Player of the Week and several Conference USA Players of the Week.

Prior to ECU, Rushing was a seven-year head coach at the University of Tennessee at Martin where he led his team to two Ohio Valley Conference regular season championships, one OVC tournament championship and UT Martin's first-ever bid to the NCAA tournament. In the process of earning a 110-99 record, Rushing was also named the OVC Coach of the Year twice.

Rushing's first head coaching position at the collegiate level came during the 1994-95 seasons when he served as the head coach of the women's volleyball team at Dixie College in St. George, Utah. In his two seasons as a head coach at Dixie College, he led the team to a 47-27 record and to the school's first winning season in over six years.

A quick two-season stint out of the head coaching position, Rushing was an assistant women's volleyball coach at Arkansas State from 1996-97. Rushing had another stint of assistant coaching experience with the men's volleyball team at his alma mater, Brigham Young University, from 1992-94. His first collegiate coaching experience came at Utah Valley University (formerly Utah Valley State College) where he was an assistant in 1991.

Bringing some local flavor to the coaching staff, Murphy joins the Bronco's coaching staff after serving as a volunteer assistant coach this past season. Murphy brings with her eight years of NCAA Division I coaching experience as well as extensive experience in coaching and directing Junior Olympic club teams in the Boise area.

For two seasons, Murphy has been the Boise River Volleyball Club director where she has managed and directed 15 coaches as well as 10-13 teams. There she oversaw training; organized camps, tryouts and practices; as well as managed the budget.

In her first experience as an assistant women's volleyball coach at the NCAA Division I level, Murphy was a part of the coaching staff at California State University - Sacramento for nine seasons (1993-99, 2001-02). There she was able to help coach her team to three Big Sky Conference titles and three post-season appearances.

 During her hiatus from Sacramento State, she was a volunteer assistant coach for one season a Stanford University. During the 1999 season, the Cardinal were the NCAA runner-up, PAC-10 Champions and held a 31-3 record.

Murphy earned her first collegiate coaching position at her alma mater University of California - Davis where she was an assistant coach for the men's team from 1991-93.

An outstanding collegiate player, Murphy was a member of the UC Davis team where she was named to the AVCA First Team All-America in 1991 and 1992. She holds the school record in career kills, career attacks, career hitting percentage and career service aces and was a 1998 inductee into the UC Davis Hall of Fame.

Rushing and Murphy will join the Bronco family immediately to prepare for the team's first competition of the season, the Bronco Invitational held at Boise State's Bronco Gym Aug. 28-29.

Shawn Garus is pleased to announce the completion of his coaching staff with the hiring of assistants Chris Rushing and Candace Murphy. Garus’ staff is complete just in time for the team’s first practice on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009.

“I am excited to add Chris and Candy to the coaching staff,” said Garus. “Chris has years of head coaching experience, so he will function well in all areas with the team, while Candy has the local club ties and a lot of energy. We all share similar goals about the future of Boise State volleyball. Together we will lead this program to new levels of success.”

Rushing makes the move to Boise State after heading up the East Carolina University program from the 2005-2008 seasons.  There he accumulated a 68-59 record as well as guiding the team to a 20-11 season in his first year, only the third 20-win season in school history. While at ECU he coached seven All-Conference USA players, one National Player of the Week and several Conference USA Players of the Week.

Prior to ECU, Rushing was a seven-year head coach at the University of Tennessee at Martin where he led his team to two Ohio Valley Conference regular season championships, one OVC tournament championship and UT Martin’s first-ever bid to the NCAA tournament. In the process of earning a 110-99 record, Rushing was also named the OVC Coach of the Year twice.

Rushing’s first head coaching position at the collegiate level came during the 1994-95 seasons when he served as the head coach of the women's volleyball team at Dixie College in St. George, Utah. In his two seasons as a head coach at Dixie College, he led the team to a 47-27 record and to the school's first winning season in over six years.

A quick two-season stint out of the head coaching position, Rushing was an assistant women's volleyball coach at Arkansas State from 1996-97. Rushing had another stint of assistant coaching experience with the men’s volleyball team at his alma mater, Brigham Young University, from 1992-94. His first collegiate coaching experience came at Utah Valley University (formerly Utah Valley State College) where he was an assistant in 1991.

Bringing some local flavor to the coaching staff, Murphy joins the Bronco’s coaching staff after serving as a volunteer assistant coach this past season. Murphy brings with her eight years of NCAA Division I coaching experience as well as extensive experience in coaching and directing Junior Olympic club teams in the Boise area.

For two seasons, Murphy has been the Boise River Volleyball Club director where she has managed and directed 15 coaches as well as 10-13 teams. There she oversaw training; organized camps, tryouts and practices; as well as managed the budget.

In her first experience as an assistant women’s volleyball coach at the NCAA Division I level, Murphy was a part of the coaching staff at California State University – Sacramento for nine seasons (1993-99, 2001-02). There she was able to help coach her team to three Big Sky Conference titles and three post-season appearances.

 During her hiatus from Sacramento State, she was a volunteer assistant coach for one season a Stanford University. During the 1999 season, the Cardinal were the NCAA runner-up, PAC-10 Champions and held a 31-3 record.

Murphy earned her first collegiate coaching position at her alma mater University of California – Davis where she was an assistant coach for the men’s team from 1991-93.

An outstanding collegiate player, Murphy was a member of the UC Davis team where she was named to the AVCA First Team All-America in 1991 and 1992. She holds the school record in career kills, career attacks, career hitting percentage and career service aces and was a 1998 inductee into the UC Davis Hall of Fame.

Rushing and Murphy will join the Bronco family immediately to prepare for the team’s first competition of the season, the Bronco Invitational held at Boise State’s Bronco Gym Aug. 28-29.

 

 

 

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