BYU coach McGown selected as National Coach of the Year

Add another top coaching award to BYU coach Chris McGown’s list this season.

Hours before BYU plays in its men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament semifinals match, the AVCA announced Thursday afternoon that McGown was selected as the 2013 Men’s Division I-II National Coach of the Year.

BYU under McGown reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004 after winning MPSF championship during the weekend. The Cougars were also ranked No. 1 in the national coaches poll and media poll throughout the majority of the regular season and set a single-season school record for conference victories.


BYU enters the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall season and will play the No. 4 seed Penn State in the semifinals at 8 p.m. (PST) Thursday in Los Angeles.

McGown receives this national award one day after being named the 2013 MPSF Coach of the Year.

In his second season as the Cougars head coach, McGown also joins his father and Hall of Famer Carl McGown as the only two BYU coaches to win this national award.

The AVCA also announced Thursday that Ball State assistant coach Kevin Furnish was name the National Assistant Coach of the Year.

Furnish helped guide Ball State to its first 20-win season since 2008 and a top-10 national ranking to finish the regular season.