UNLV volleyball will play 31 matches in the fall, seven of which will be against 2015 NCAA Tournament qualifiers and a Junior Team from China.
UNLV volleyball welcomes Zach Weinberg to Las Vegas after his two-year coaching stint at Northwestern State.
UNLV volleyball will eight camps designed for individual players as well as one team-related camp between June and July.
UNLV volleyball adds student-athletes from Iowa and California for the 2016 campaign.
UNLV volleyball's Bree Hammel selected to the All-Mountain West First Team.
UNLV Gametime segment on 8 News Now with Chris Maathuis and UNLV volleyball head coach Cindy Fredrick.
Cindy Fredrick was named the sixth head coach in Rebel volleyball history on Dec. 22, 2010, and will begin her sixth season at UNLV in 2016. In fact, this season will be the 30th that Fredrick has been a head coach of a collegiate program and 29 of those have come at the NCAA Division I level.
Since her arrival at UNLV, she has notched not only her 500th career victory, but also her 500th NCAA Division I triumph. The former - a 3-0 win - came on the road against Utah State on Nov. 19, 2004, and it also helped rewrite the program's single-season overall and conference win totals. The latter occurred in the 2015 season finale at home against Fresno State on Nov. 24.
In five years at the helm of the program, Fredrick has amassed an overall record of 90-63 with four consecutive winning records following a runner-up finish at the 2011 Mountain West Championship.
She has coached a total of eight student-athletes to Mountain West All-Conference honors and one more -- Kinsey Caldwell -- to Freshman of the Year recognition in 2012. Madeline Westman (2011 and '12) and Bree Hammel (2014 and '15) have each been tabbed All-MW twice while Sekola Falemaka (2013), Allison Davies (2014), Daryn Glenn (2014), Alexis Patterson (2014) and Katlin Winters (2014: Honorable Mention) have earned Conference accolades, as well.
The 2014 campaign was a memorable one in so many ways. Fredrick led the team to single-season program records in overall (26) and conference (14) wins and in doing so, she was bestowed the MW's Coach of the Year award. The Rebels, who reset a total of seven program marks and tied five more, were rewarded with five of their own named to the All-MW team, including Hammel, an AVCA All-Pacific South Region Honorable Mention selection.
The 2014 Rebels broke or tied 12 records, which were highlighted with program bests in overall (26) and conference (14) victories. In addition, the team knocked off then-#7 Colorado State at home for the program's biggest win over a ranked opponent.
In her first season at UNLV, Fredrick went 14-17 and led her squad to the championship match of the 2011 MW Championship. The Rebels entered the tournament as the seventh seed and racked up two quick victories - a 3-0 win over #2 San Diego State and a 3-1 triumph over #3 TCU - before they suffered a loss to Colorado State in the finale. Three Rebels - Westman, Candice Thomas and Stephanie Thelen - earned spots on the conference's all-tournament team following the Scarlet & Gray's Cinderella run to the title match.
Following that inaugural year, Fredrick led the Scarlet & Gray to 18 and 16 wins in 2012 and '13, respectively. In the former campaign, the Rebels finished third in the MW behind a 10-6 mark.
Prior to taking over the reins of the volleyball program, Fredrick spent one year (2012) as the head coach at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, following a stint as the assistant director of the Wartburg-Waverly Sports and Wellness Center.
She has also been the head coach at Weber State (1985-89), Washington State (1989-2004) and Iowa (2004-08).
Through her career, she has guided squads to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances with the first occurring in 1988 at Weber State, followed by nine more at Washington State that also included a trip to the Sweet 16 and two to the Elite Eight. Overall, she owns a 9-10 record in NCAA Tournament competition.
Fredrick was named the conference coach of the year on two different occasions. The first came in 1988 after she led Weber State to a Big Sky Conference championship en route to the program's first NCAA Tournament appearance and an overall record of 32-8. Then, in 1995, she took home Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors. She also earned 1995 AVCA District VIII Coach of the Year recognition.
She has notched 20 or more wins eight times - 19 at Washington State and one at UNLV - and also coached three All-Americans (Sarah Silvernail, Keri Killebrew and Stephanie Pake) and two conference players of the year, Silvernail (Pac-10) and Kim Benesh (Big Sky).
In 1992, she led Washington State to a perfect 6-0 record for the National Invitational Volleyball Championship in Kansas City, Mo. All six victories came via 3-0 sweeps. Overall, Fredrick has coached 40 all-conference performers with nine of those earning AVCA All-District VIII/All-West Region honors.
A 1974 graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., Fredrick began coaching volleyball at Davenport Central High School that same year until 1982. She led the school to a state championship in 1981 with a perfect 33-0 record. She followed that up with a three-year stint as a head coach for the United States Volleyball Association Junior Development team in Eastern Iowa.
She broke into the collegiate coaching ranks in 1982 when she was hired as an assistant coach at Iowa. She helped guide the Hawkeyes to two third-place finishes in the Big Ten in 1983 and 1984.
Fredrick is married to Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh, who has been an assistant on her staff throughout her entire career. The couple has one son, Ali Farokhmanesh, who played basketball for Northern Iowa, including facing UNLV in the NCAA Tournament in 2010.