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Cougar Volleyball Coach Selected to Head Cal State Bakersfield Team

March 04, 2014

Western Nebraska Community College's Volleyball Coach Giovana Melo was selected this week by California State University Bakersfield as their next Director of Volleyball.   

"We are very sorry to lose Coach G but wish her the best in her Division I pursuits.  Cal State Bakersfield recruited three of our Cougar volleyball players over the past few years and I'm hopeful our student athletes will continue to have opportunities with the Roadrunners and other D-I schools.  Giovana took our program to a new level and we have been grateful for her leadership, passion for the sport, and dedication to our students," said WNCC President Dr. Todd Holcomb.  "Coach G cultivated a legacy of winning of which our school and surrounding communities can be proud."    

Accomplishments of the WNCC Women's Volleyball Team under Coach Melo

2010 National Champions

2012 Runner Up, nationally

Third place finish, nationally (2008, 2009, 2011) 

2013 fifth place finish, nationally 

Six times Region IX Champions

Combined record 262-20 in six seasons


Individual Accomplishments of Coach Melo

Region IX South Coach of the Year (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

District J Coach of the Year (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) 30 under 30 Award (2008, 2009,2010)

AVCA Two Year College West Region Coach of the Year (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Omaha World Herald Midland Coach of the Year (2011)