|49ers Make Volleyball Coaching Change|
With the conclusion of the 2013 volleyball season, the Charlotte 49ers administration has announced it will not be retaining seven-year head volleyball coach Chris Redding. Sunday, the 49ers season ended at 12-17, with a 2-12 mark in the first year back in Conference USA.
In addition, Redding’s staff was also released of its duties.
“I really appreciate the leadership that Chris has provided to our volleyball program,” said Charlotte Director of Athletics Judy Rose. “We wish him and his staff much success in their next endeavors.”
In seven seasons at Charlotte, Redding posted a 93-110 mark overall. The 2010 49ers finished 16-15, their best season in that span.
The 49ers did raise the most money of any college program in two of the last four years in the Dig Pink campaign, a project that Redding continued while at the helm of the program. Charlotte Volleyball has also been a three-time recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award (2008-09, 2011-12 and 2012-13) during Redding’s tenure.
“I am appreciative of the support we have gotten from the University and the community over the years,” said Redding. “It means a lot to me and I hope there is good support for the girls moving forward.”
The squad loses two seniors from this year’s 13-member team and garnered two in-state commitments last week.
A national search for Redding’s replacement will commence immediately.