University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Mark Coyle announced today that volleyball head coach Hugh McCutcheon will transition into the newly-created role of Assistant Athletics Director / Sport Development Coach on Jan. 1, 2023. McCutcheon recently announced that this season would be his last coaching the Gophers, ending an 11-year campaign that was highlighted to date by two Big Ten titles and three trips to the NCAA Final Four.

“I am excited for Hugh to start this new role in January,” said Coyle. “His guidance and proven leadership will benefit all of our coaches as we continue to work to provide a holistic and world-class experience for our student-athletes. Hugh has had success at the Olympic and collegiate level coaching both men and women, and I know he will be able to provide additional value to our programs starting in January. In the meantime, we will continue to do everything we can to support Hugh and his team as they finish the season.”

In addition to today’s announcement, Coyle also announced the search committee who will work to identify and hire Minnesota’s next head volleyball coach. The entire committee is listed below.

Mark Coyle, Director of Athletics (Hiring Authority)
Julie Manning, Deputy AD/SWA (Committee Chair)
Tricia Budke, Director of HR/Chief of Staff
JT Bruett, Director of Lindahl Academic Center
Stephanie Davis, Associate AD / Event Management
Susan Goldstein, Associate Professor Carlson School of Management
Katie Harms, Living Spaces Specialist, Podcaster & U of M Benefactor
Melissa Maines, General Manager of Women’s Basketball
Tim McCleary, Sr. Associate AD/Business Operations / CFO
Peyton Owens III, St. Associate AD/Leadership & Inclusion

(info courtesy of Gopher Sports)

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