A former member of the U.S. Men’s National Team will take over at Concordia with less than two months before the start of the season.
Concordia announced earlier this week that Chris Seiffert was elevated from assistant coach to the interim head coach.
Seiffert has spent the last two years on the Concordia coaching staff. The former All-American setter also was assistant coach for the United States at the recent FIVB U21 World Championship.
Seiffert was a four-year starter at Long Beach State from 1997-2000 and remains third all-time in school history with 6,099 career assists. In addition, Seiffert had a 10-year professional career and was an alternate for the United States at the 2024 Olympics.
Concordia under head coach Riley Salmon ended last season at No. 2 in the Off the Block Division II National Coaches Poll. The team upset both Grand Canyon and Pepperdine in MPSF play and had non-conference wins against Loyola and Daemen.
Among the starters returners for the Golden Eagles includes libero Jacob Reilly. Reilly, a MPSF All-Freshman Team selection, had double-digit digs in seven games last season and in the offseason played under Seiffert with the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team.