Mount Olive hires former CSUN libero as new head coach

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One of the top libero in CSUN’s program history will now be at the helm for one of the top ConfCarolinas programs.

Mount Olive announced it hired Ali’i Keohohou to be its new head coach for the upcoming season.

Keohohou joins the Trojans after spending last year as a coach at Durham University in England. Along with this international coaching experience, Keohohou in 2017 coached high school volleyball in Hawaii.

The former libero still holds the CSUN career record during the rally scoring era with 927 digs. He also helped lead the Matadors during his senior season to the NCAA Tournament semifinals and a top-five national ranking.

Keohohou will replace David Heller, who stepped down as the team’s head coach at the end of the 2018 season. Heller, similar to Keohohou, played and coached at Durham before becoming the head coach at Mount Olive.

Mount Olive finished last season in third place in the ConfCarolinas and advanced to the conference tournament semifinals. This was the second consecutive year that Mount Olive had a top-three finish in the conference.

The Trojans, though, will have to replace four all-conference starters from their 2018 team.

Outside attacker Brad Monaghan is the only all-conference starter returning for Mount Olive next season.