Mick Haley will not return as USC women’s volleyball coach, according to athletic director Lynn Swann. This was anticipated throughout the season as Swann keeps making changes to the lower-profile sports.
Swann has replaced the women’s basketball, rowing, women’s tennis and women’s volleyball coaches. Of course, he has yet to pull the trigger on a major sport (football, men’s basketball), which means no criticism over who he might hire.
“As we transition into the future of USC women’s volleyball, the outlook is strong,” Swann said in a statement. “The talent level is high both on our returning roster and with our incoming signees. We expect a new coach to build off of the success of this past season.”
Haley was 435-119 (.785) in 17 seasons (2001-17), with two NCAA championships (2002-03), six NCAA Final Four appearances and 17 consecutive NCAA Tournament berths.