JU names Shaun Kupferberg head volleyball coach

May 31, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After leading Northwest (Wash.) University to three straight winning seasons, including a 28-4 record in 2005, Shaun Kupferberg takes the helm of the JU volleyball program on Wednesday.

In five seasons at Northwest, Kupferberg turned a dormant program into a regional and national power, finishing this past year ranked #18 in the country and second in the region. He finished his tenure at Northwest with a 91-52 overall record, going 55-33 in conference play.

"I feel very fortunate to have found a coach of Shaun's caliber," said JU director of athletics Alan Verlander. "He brings a unique way of coaching volleyball to our institution. He is a tireless worker who will build upon our program's proud tradition and continue to make JU a perennial contender in the Atlantic Sun Conference."

Kupferberg brings with him the Gold Medal Squared philosophy that helped him earn 2004 Cascade Conference "Coach of the Year" honors. Every student-athlete who entered his program at Northwest has graduated or is on track to graduate.

"I am excited about the opportunity here at JU," Kupferberg said. "I look forward to putting together a top-notch program that will be a source of pride for the school and the city of Jacksonville."

Head Coach - Northwest University (2001-2006)
Year Overall(Conference)
2001 12-14 (5-11)
2002 14-14 (9-9)
2003 15-12 (10-8)
2004 22-8 (15-3)
2005 28-4 (16-2)
TOTAL 91-52 (55-33)

Honors and Achievements
* 2004 Cascade Conference "Coach of the Year"
* Led Northwest to its highest ranking ever (10th)
* Led Northwest to its first regional championship match