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Friend joins USA Volleyball High Performance Coaching Staff

Lewis' Dan Friend joins USA Volleyball High Performance Coaching Staff

Published: January 28, 2014.

Lewis University head men's volleyball coach Dan Friend has been selected as an assistant coach for the USA Volleyball High Performance 2014 Men's Junior Team, USA Volleyball announced.

Friend will help USC men's volleyball coach Bill Ferguson prepare the Men's Junior Team to compete for a second-straight title at the 2014 The North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) Championship (July 27-Aug. 4) in El Salvador. The top two teams from the NORCECA Championship will qualify to compete at the 2015 FIVB Under-21 World Championships.

"It is always an honor to represent your country," Friend said. "I am looking forward to working with some of the best young talent in the country to help win the NORCECA Championship and qualify for the FIVB World Championships."

Friend, in his 10th season at the helm of the nationally-ranked Lewis men's volleyball program, was the head coach the 2012 US Boys U-18 National Team that collected a bronze medal. He also served as an assistant coach on the 2011 USA FIVB World Youth Championship, 2009 FIVB World Youth Championship and 2008 Men's USA Volleyball Junior National Training Teams.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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