Southern Utah University has extended the contract of Volleyball coach Kacey Nady the school announced this morning.

Nady has been at SUU for two seasons has made a big impact on the student athletes and on the program.

Here's the full press release from SUU: (Link to Article)

CEDAR CITY, Utah - Southern Utah University and Athletic Director Doug Knuth are pleased to announce that Head Volleyball Coach Kacey Nady has signed a contract extension, securing her position with the program through the 2027 season. Nady, who is entering her third year as the head coach of the Southern Utah volleyball program, has already made a significant impact on the team and the university community.

Athletic Director Doug Knuth Said

"I am thrilled to announce the contract extension of Coach Kacey Nady through 2027. Coach Nady has brought a remarkable level of expertise, dedication, and passion to the Southern Utah volleyball program. Her commitment to player development, positive team culture, and commitment to academic excellence is truly commendable. Coach Nady is exactly the type of person, teammate, and coach we want in a leadership role in our department. We are fortunate to have her leading our team and look forward to continued success on and off the court."

Prior to SUU

Coach Nady's journey to Southern Utah has been marked by a wealth of experience and a deep love of the sport. Before joining the Thunderbirds, Nady served as an assistant coach for the University of San Francisco Dons, where she played a pivotal role in their success during the 2019-20 season. Her dedication and commitment to excellence were evident as she contributed to the team's accomplishments.

During her playing career at the University of Oregon, Nady showcased her exceptional skills and was named All-Pac-12 Conference Honorable Mention three times. She played a crucial role in helping the Ducks secure NCAA Tournament appearances in all four years, including a remarkable Sweet 16 run in 2014. Nady's outstanding performance on the court positioned her among the Ducks' top-five all-time in hitting percentage (.315). Additionally, she displayed her versatility by competing in beach volleyball for both Oregon and the University of Arizona.

Coach Kacey Nady Said 

"I'm thankful for the opportunity to grow Southern Utah Volleyball into a successful program with young women striving to be better people and players for themselves and those around them. A big thank you to Doug Knuth and Mindy Benson for their faith in me, our staff, and the team. Being a part of the Cedar City community is an incredible blessing and I look forward to being the best I can be for this program."

Coach Nady's dedication to her players' success, both on and off the court, has been remarkable. Her commitment to fostering a positive team culture and emphasizing personal growth will continue to have an impact on the Southern Utah volleyball program. The university is confident that the team and each individual athlete will continue to thrive under Nady's leadership.

The decision to extend Coach Nady's contract reflects the university's recognition of her exceptional coaching abilities and her significant contributions to the program. With this contract extension, the Southern Utah University Athletics Department is looking forward to a bright future for the volleyball program.

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