The Notebook Dump: News tidbits, notes from college men’s volleyball

Time to empty the notebook that is filled with college men’s volleyball news and notes. Check out some of the more interesting news tidbits and other notes involving college men’s volleyball.

Championship winning coach makes Loyola Hall of Fame
Former Loyola setter and head coach Shane Davis was selected earlier this week to be inducted into the Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame. Davis in 12 seasons as the Ramblers head coach guided them to back-to-back NCAA championships before departing the school in December 2015 to become the Northwestern women’s volleyball head coach. He also was an All-American setter with Loyola during his playing career and remains among the school leaders in career assists, digs and aces.

Hawai’i makes addition to coaching staff
Hawai’i announced recently that Chad Giesseman was named a volunteer assistant coach for the upcoming season. Giesseman has spent decades as a high school and club volleyball coach in Hawaii and has guided his teams to 14 championships at the annual Aloha State Games. In addition, Giesseman is the head coach of SportConX in the Premier Volleyball League.

Greene named CSUN team captain
All-conference oppsoite Arvis Greene was selected the CSUN team captain for the upcoming season, according to a report in the Savannah Tribune. Greene finished last season sixth in the nation with a 3.99 kills per game average and spent the offseason playing for the United States at the Pan American Cup.

Pools set for 2018 FIVB World Championship
The United States now knows its opponents for the opening round of the 2018 FIVB World Championship. The FIVB conducted its tournament draw on Wednesday that placed the United States in Pool C along with Russia, Serbia, Australia, Tunsia and Cameroon. The United States will play all five opponents in its pool as part of the five-match opening round. The top-four teams from each of the tournament’s four pools will advance to the second round.