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Coach Dubose receives contract renewal

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Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 13:02


HEAD COACH GRAYSON DUBOSE looks on during a home match this season. DuBose led the Aggies to a regular season conference title and 20-win season. CURTIS RIPPLINGER photo


It’s the school year that keeps on giving at Utah State.

Adding to the list of signings and contract extensions already this year, the Utah State Athletics Department announced Friday that women’s volleyball head coach Grayson DuBose has been given a new contract that will keep him at Utah State until June of 2017.

“I am grateful to Scott Barnes and executive associate athletics director/senior women’s administrator Jana Doggett for allowing me the opportunity to continue to be the volleyball coach at Utah State,” DuBose said. “I enjoy the chance to coach wonderful student-athletes. I also want to say thanks to Jeremiah Larsen and Taubi Neves. They are wonderful assistant coaches and mentors for our team and I feel fortunate to get the chance to work with them each day.” 

Dubose is fresh off his second WAC Coach of the Year award in his seven seasons at the helm, thanks in large part to his leading the volleyball team to a regular season conference title this season.

The Aggies went 21-9 this overall this season and 15-4 in WAC play to capture the school’s first ever regular season title. DuBose also coached the 2010 team to the school’s only WAC tournament title with an upset of then-No. 3 Hawaii.

“The momentum in our women’s volleyball program has continued to build under Grayson’s leadership,” said USU Athletic Director Scott Barnes. “We are delighted to know that he will be here to guide our program as we transition into the Mountain West Conference next year and beyond.” 

The second winningest coach in Utah State volleyball history, DuBose has posted a 113-98 record, including a 63-49 mark in WAC competition. He was named WAC Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2012 and has posted two seasons of 20 wins or more.

DuBose graduated from BYU in 1993 and earned his teaching certificate at Utah State in 1995 before coaching at both schools — men’s volleyball at BYU and women’s at USU. In his four seasons with the Cougars, DuBose led them to a 90-30 record that included a national title in 2004.

On top of the team achievements, individual on-court awards are also numerous in DuBose’s tenure at Utah State, as Amanda Nielsen and Liz McArthur bother garnered All-American honorable mentions. Nielsen, McArthur and senior Shay Sorensen also received all-region honors during their careers, while Chelsea Fowles and Elle Brainard were both named WAC Freshman of the Year under DuBose


DuBose’s success has also translated to off the court, exhibited by 27 different players achieving academic all-conference honors 55 times in seven seasons.

“I think Utah State is making a really smart decision to keep Grayson around,” McArthur said. “He has obviously proven his ability to build a successful program and he’s been improving the program since he arrived. I had a great experience at USU playing for Grayson and am excited for him and the future of the program.”



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