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June 28, 2010

NAU Volleyball Adds Assistant Coach

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Chris Gorny, who has spent the last several years coaching at BYU and Arizona State, has been named an assistant coach for Northern Arizona volleyball, announced head coach Craig Choate.

“Chris is an up and coming coach with fabulous potential,” Choate said.  “He was a two-time national champion at BYU so it will be great for our players to have someone that has played at such an elite level.”

As a player, Gorny was a high school All-American and played four years as a middle blocker and outside hitter at BYU. 

A product of Palmdale, Calif., Gorny started three years for the Cougars and was a member of the 2001 and 2004 NCAA Division I Men’s Volleyball National Championship teams.  He played in 72 matches for his career with 276 blocks and a .360 hitting percentage.   

As a coach, Gorny has gained experience at the high school, club, and collegiate level.  He coached at Brighton High School in Salt Lake City, Utah where his teams finished fifth and third in the state.  He coached Club Utah where his 17U team won the Denver Crossroads tournament in 2008 and 18U team won its region in 2009. 

Gorny served as an assistant coach for the BYU men’s volleyball team during the 2005-06. season.  The Cougars finished in the ranked No. 8 in Division I volleyball that year.  Gorny recently spent time as an assistant coach for the Arizona State women’s volleyball team.

DID YOU KNOW…Based on AHRRC information NAU athletics has a significant impact on the Flagstaff economy. Lumberjack student athletes add $8.7 million to the Northern Arizona economy and visiting teams contributed $650,000 to the hotel and restaurant economy of Flagstaff.