Grand Canyon makes coaching change for 2016 season

Coach Jeremy Price will no longer be on the Grand Canyon sidelines.

The Antelopes athletics department announced earlier this week that Price will not return as Grand Canyon men’s volleyball head coach for the 2016 season.

Price in five seasons with Grand Canyon went a combined 68-91, including finishing this season 14-17 and losing in the conference tournament quarterfinals as the No. 8 seed. The team, though, did receive a vote in national coaches poll early in the season after upsetting Ohio State and almost upsetting USC.

The highlights for Price’s tenure with the Antelopes came within his first three years.

Grand Canyon finished the 2012 season in the top four in the MIVA standings to earn its only postseason home match in the program’s history. It also upset Ohio State in the 2013 MIVA Tournament quarterfinals for the program’s only postseason victory.

Vice President of Athletics Mike Vaught announced in a national search is underway to find the next Grand Canyon men’s volleyball head coach.

This is the second coaching opening in the MIVA so far this season. Hall of Fame IPFW coach Arnie Ball retired following more than 30 seasons with the Mastodons and winning more than 500 career matches.