Mark McCloskey Hired As Cowgirl Volleyball Assistant Coach

June 16, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming head volleyballcoach Susan Judge announced today the hiring of Mark McCloskey as anassistant coach with the Cowgirl volleyball program. His hiring issubject to UW Board of Trustee approval.

Mark McCloskey comes to Wyoming from the University of NorthernColorado, where he was an assistant coach for the past year. He joinedthe UNC staff in 1999, after serving as the interim head coach atEmbry-Riddle University in Prescott, Ariz. Prior to being named interimhead coach, he served as an assistant coach with the school since 1997.McCloskey also served as the director of the Yavapai Juniors VolleyballClub. The juniors program involved 140 girls ranging in age from 10-18.

As an undergraduate at the University of South Carolina, he served as astudent assistant/manger for the volleyball program. McCloskey earnedhis degree in history/secondary education from South Carolina in 1997.

"I'm very excited about Mark joining the coaching staff. I've known himfor a while, and feel like he'll be a great addition to our program,"said head coach Susan Judge. "He is familiar with the western region andthe recruiting involved, and where the club and high school programsthat exist. He'll fit very well into our recruiting coordinatorposition, based on his previous coaching experience."