Keeley's Contract Will Not Be Renewed
Dec. 1, 2010
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jim Livengood announced Wednesday that women's volleyball head coach Allison Keeley's contract will not be renewed and a national search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
"First, I want to thank Allison for her guidance of our volleyball program for the past seven years," said Livengood. "She has shown leadership and great care for our young ladies. Change is always difficult, but in thinking about our program and its direction, I believe we need to go in a new direction and this is the reason we will head into a national search."
Keeley spent seven years at the helm of the volleyball program, compiling a record of 108-96, including a 10-20 overall mark this past season. She became the winningest head coach in UNLV history during the 2008 season. The Rebels put together back-to-back 20-plus win seasons in 2006 and '07. Her 2007 squad was the most successful of her seven, as it went 24-6 en route to winning the school's first-ever conference championship and only trip to the NCAA Tournament, which earned her AVCA West Region Coach of the Year and Mountain West Conference's Co-Head Coach of the Year awards.
During her time in Las Vegas, Keeley coached 14 all-conference honorees, two conference freshmen of the year and two student-athletes that earned national recognition by the AVCA. Besides the on-court accolades, her student-athletes excelled in the classroom, as well. She produced 45 Academic All-Mountain West Conference selections and had two student-athletes earn ESPN The Magazine All-District honors.
"I appreciate the opportunity I was given at UNLV," Keeley said. "I had a great seven years at the university. I have had an opportunity to work with and for some great women and wish all of them the best in their future."