April 14, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The USA Volleyball Office has announced the selection of Jim Stone, %^$Head Coach of the Women’s Volleyball team at Ohio State, as the head coach%^$for the USA Women’s Volleyball team at the World University Games to be%^$held July 2-12 at Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The World University Games%^$is an Olympic style competition, which attracts the top collegiate%^$athletes from around the world in twenty-two events.%^$

%^$The USA women’s team will be composed of the top collegiate volleyball%^$players in the country. Tryouts for the team will take place at the%^$U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs on April 30th – May 1st,%^$1999. The members of the team will train at the USOC Training Center in%^$Lake Placid, NY from May 15th through June 15th. After a brief tour in%^$Canada, with the Canadian National team, the United States team will%^$depart for Spain on June 20th.%^$

%^$This will be the third national team which Stone has coached. Previous%^$teams include the Junior National team in 1986 and the USA B team in%^$1993. Stone was the Division I National Coach of the Year in 1991 and%^$three time Big Ten Coach of the Year. The assistant coaches for the team%^$will be Kathy George, Head Coach at Western Michigan University, and Bob%^$Bertucci, Head Coach at Temple University.