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Legendary coach McGown selected to BYU Hall of Fame

October 5, 2011

The founder of BYU men’s volleyball will be enshrined alongside the other great Cougar players and coaches.

Former BYU head coach Carl McGown was recently selected to be inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame.

McGown in his 14 seasons as the head coach built the BYU program from a club team to an annual nationally ranked team before retiring in 2002. The coach also guided to the team to NCAA championships in 1999 and 2001 and was named the AVCA National Coach of the Year twice.

Almost a decade since retiring, McGown remains the winningest coach in program history at 225-137.

This will be the second hall of fame McGown has been inducted into in recent years. He was inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame in 2010.

The BYU Hall of Fame selection comes less than two months after McGown announced he would come out of retirement to be a volunteer assistant coach with the Cougars this upcoming season. BYU hired McGown’s son, Chris McGown, in June to be the new men’s volleyball head coach.

The Cougars ended the 2011 regular season No. 2 in the coaches poll, but lost in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals to miss the Final Four for the seventh consecutive season.

McGown was one of five people selected for the BYU Hall of Fame. Among the other class of 2011 members includes former BYU women’s volleyball All-American setter Mariliisa Salmi and football coach LaVell Edwards.

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