McMurry University volleyball head coach, Cammie Petree, has been named Coach of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced the AVCA, Thursday. Coach Petree was given the NCCAA division award after leading the War Hawks to the National Christian College Athletic Association national championship.
Petree just finished her 17th season with the War Hawks. Having been with the program three-different times, she has totaled a career-record of 298-195.
In McMurry's first season against NCAA Division II competition, coach Petree led the War Hawks to a 16-9 regular season record, including a 9-7 record against Heartland Conference opponents. However, it was in the NCCAA tournament that the team began to flourish.
In the regional and national tournaments, the War Hawks posted a 9-1 record, while not allowing a single opponent to hit over .200. The team also combined for 90.5 blocks over the final ten games.
This is the second Coach of the Year award earned by coach Petree this year, after being named the NCCAA National Coach of the Year, following her team's championship run.
“I am very honored to have received the AVCA/NCCAA Coach of the Year Award, but I know that this is not an award I earned by myself,” remarked Petree of the award.
“I've told my team all season long that any accolades we receive are team awards, and this is no exception. I have an amazing assistant in Danielle Robarts, and a very talented, selfless team. I also would like to credit my family for this award because it is their love and support that has carried me. I feel blessed beyond measure and give God all the glory.”
Information for this story provided by McMurry Sports Information.