The San Diego Professional Volleyball Federation staff has introduced the hiring of three-time Olympian and two-time silver medalist Tayyiba Haneef-Park as its first head coach.
Haneef-Park spent the 2022 season as an assistant coach with the College of Oregon, serving to to steer the Geese to a second-place end within the Pac-12 with a program-record 17 convention wins.
The San Diego staff, owned by three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, is ready to start play in February when the league begins its inaugural season with eight groups. The Stanford College alum can also be an fairness holder within the league.
Along with San Diego, different cities that will probably be residence to Professional Volleyball Federation groups are Atlanta and Orlando.
Walsh Jennings described the brand new coach as “a champion via and thru whose ardour, dedication and excellent character won’t solely powerfully information our athletes, however may even significantly encourage our neighborhood.”
“I look ahead to working with Tayyiba with an eye fixed on greatness and the intention to be perennial championship contenders,” she stated.
Previous to her stint with Oregon, Haneef-Park was an assistant coach in 2021 for the USA Volleyball Ladies’s Collegiate Nationwide Staff with extra duties as head coach of the U17/18 Women USA Nationwide Staff Growth program.
That very same yr she served as director of sport for Athletes Limitless and as a head coach within the league. In 2019, Haneef-Park was head coach of Staff USA on the NORCECA Continental Championships and an assistant coach on the Pan American Cup.
Haneef-Park stated she is worked up not solely to supply gamers skilled alternatives within the U.S., but additionally “to get began constructing a champion in San Diego.”
“San Diego has a thriving volleyball neighborhood and this league is strictly what the game wants to have the ability to proceed its progress,” she stated.
Haneef-Park is a Southern California native and a 2001 AVCA All-America First Staff honoree for Lengthy Seaside State after guiding the staff to a 33-1 file and nationwide runner-up end. That season, she hit .406 whereas averaging 5.03 kills.
In 1998, Haneef-Park was a redshirt freshman on the Lengthy Seaside State staff that posted an ideal 36-0 file and received the NCAA Championship.
Haneef-Park earned a level in speech communications in 2001. She was inducted into the Lengthy Seaside State Athletic Corridor of Fame in 2008.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure attending to know Tayyiba throughout the interview course of,” stated San Diego’s Vice President of Operations Jeremy Waller. “I’m so appreciative of the chance to work alongside her as we construct this group.”
San Diego quickly will announce its first participant signings for the 2024 season. The staff may even maintain an occasion to introduce Haneef-Park, whereas additionally saying the staff’s identify and model identification.
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