Grand Canyon University has selected Jeremy Price to be the school’s second men’s volleyball coach.
Price replaces Chad Speer, who guided the program during its first two seasons. The new coach comes from Juniata of the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, where it competed against national-power Penn State, as well as, George Mason, Princeton, Harvard and St. Francis, among others.
In 2009, Price was selected the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III Coach of the Year and the EIVA Coach of the Year. He led Juniata to two Molten Division III National Championships in 2007 and 2009.
He began coaching at Juniata in 2006 and led the school to its highest EIVA finish ever in 2009, trailing only Penn State.
Prior to Juniata, he coached form 2000-2005 at the United States Naval Academy.
“I’m excited to come to a program as young as Grand Canyon,” said Price. “It’s a tremendous opportunity to create something, though not quite from scratch, but on the ground floor.
“The University has shown a commitment financially and with facilities to put together an elite program. I look forward to working with the current roster and newcomers for my first year and third edition of Grand Canyon’s men’s volleyball.”
Price has coached 11 AVCA All-Americans, eight EIVA All-East players and 19 EIVA Division III All-Stars.
“I’m very excited about Jeremy Price coming to Grand Canyon University as our men’s head volleyball coach,” said GCU athletic director Keith Baker. “I’m grateful for the developmental leadership provided by Chad Speer over the last couple of years and at the same time, eager to see the continued development that Jeremy will bring. He’s a solid volleyball coach who is a quality mentor and is a great fit for GCU as we continue to build outstanding programs.”