Valparaiso University Head Volleyball Coach Carin Avery today announced Keith Schunzel has been named Assistant Volleyball Coach.
Schunzel coached last season as a Volunteer Assistant at Purdue University, helping the Boilermakers go 25-9 and reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
?I am extremely excited to have Keith join our staff for the 2006 season," Avery said. ?He played a key role in helping Purdue to the Sweet 16 last year, and with that experience plus his fine playing background he can help this program reach the next level."
As a four-year starting setter at Ball State from 1999-2004, Schunzel was a two-time All-American and captained the Cardinals to the NCAA Final Four in 2002. After his collegiate career, Schunzel played one professional season for VfB Friedrichshafen in Germany.
Avery, who signed a four-year contract extension last week, has guided the Crusaders to three consecutive Mid-Continent Conference Regular Season and Tournament Titles, including three straight trips to the NCAA Tournament. Valpo's quest for four in a row begins this fall.