University of Minnesota volleyball Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon announced today that this will be his final season coaching the Gophers.
A nationwide search will be conducted at the end of the season for Minnesota’s next head coach. During that time, Associate Head Coach Matt Houk will serve as the interim head coach of the Gophers.
“Hugh is a respected leader in volleyball, the coaching profession and in our department,” said Director of Athletics Mark Coyle. “We understand and support his decision to step away at the end of the season and we thank him for his tremendous contributions to our program, University and state.
“I know Hugh appreciates the support from our amazing fans and understands the questions that people might have, but his sole focus right now is on the team and the rest of the season. Out of respect for our program and our student-athletes, he will defer any questions about this decision until the end of the season.”
McCutcheon is in his 11th year at Minnesota and has guided the Gophers to a record of 265-71 and three Final Four appearances. The Gophers return to action on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Iowa and play their next home game on Saturday, Oct. 22 against Purdue.
(info and photos courtesy of Gopher Sports)