Loyola's Matt Martin Named AVCA National Assistant Coach Of The Year

CHICAGO (May 27, 2010) – Loyola University Chicago men’s volleyball assistant coach Matt Martin has been named the 2010 Division I-II Men’s National Assistant Coach of the Year, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced on Wednesday (May 26). Martin helped coach the Ramblers to a 20-6 overall record and a 10-2 mark in conference play.

Martin helped Loyola open the year on a 12-match win streak, marking the best start in school history. After finishing the regular season with an 18-5 record, the Ramblers advanced to the MIVA Championship before falling to top-seeded Ohio State in five sets. Along with MIVA Co-Coach of the Year Shane Davis, Martin saw four Ramblers earn MIVA All-Conference honors, including three first team honorees. The Ramblers also appeared in all but one AVCA Division I-II Men’s Coaches Top 15 poll this season, climbing as high as No. 11.

In Martin’s three seasons at Loyola, the Ramblers have racked up a 54-30 overall record and a 22-12 mark in MIVA play.

Martin will be formally presented with the first-ever Assistant Coach of the Year award on Dec. 16 in Kansas City, Mo., at the 2010 Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon. The luncheon is held in conjunction with the 2010 AVCA Annual Convention.