Loyola opts to not renew contract of head coach Hulse

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Loyola is moving on from a head coach who had almost a .600 career winning percentage.

Director of Athletics Steve Watson announced Thursday that the school will not renew the contract of men’s volleyball head coach Mark Hulse.

“We would like to thank coach Hulse for everything he has done in leading the men’s volleyball program here at Loyola,” Watson said in a statement. “We wish him and his family nothing but the best in the future.”


Hulse in seven seasons as the head coach accumulated a 120-61 career record and guided the Ramblers to end four seasons in the top 10 of the national rankings. Loyola under Hulse also advanced to the MIVA Tournament finals three times but never won the conference championship.

Loyola finished the most recent season in second place in the MIVA and suffered an upset loss to Purdue Fort Wayne in the MIVA Tournament semifinals.

Hulse was promoted to head coach days before the start of the 2016 season after Shane Davis resigned to become the Northwest women’s volleyball head coach. In addition, Hulse as an assistant coach helped the Ramblers win back-to-back NCAA championships.

Along with the coaching change, Loyola announced Thursday it will start a national search to hire a new head coach.