Volleyball's Twitty, Kelsey Names All-Mountain West
The University of New Mexico volleyball team earned a pair of Mountain West honors on Monday as the conference named Lauren Twitty and Ashley Kelsey as All-Mountain West selections. Read More
Jeff Nelson enters his tenth season as the University of New Mexico head volleyball coach. Nelson led the Lobos to a 19-12 overall record and a fourth place finish in the Mountain West in the 2014 season which leaves him just three wins shy of his 400th career win. Nelson earned his 150th UNM victory on Oct. 25, defeating San Jose State 3-1.
Nelson led the Lobos to a 24 wins in the 2013 which was the best for the program since 1988. The Lobos finished second in the Mountain West in 2013.
The Lobo mentor earned his 100th UNM victory nine matches in to the 2012 campaign with a 3-2 win over Georgia Southern at home on Sept. 7. Nelsons Cherry and Silver record is 112-68 entering the 2013 season.
In his 20 complete seasons as a head coach at the collegiate level, Nelson has accumulated a 397-234 mark, having spent eight seasons at Texas Tech (1995-2002) and four (2003-06) at the University of San Francisco before coming to New Mexico in 2007.
Assistant Coach Pauline Manser is starting her second year at UNM. An All-American twice during her New Mexico career, Manser played in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and was inducted to the Lobo Hall of Honor. Her duties will include working with both UNMs indoor and beach volleyball teams. Her high-level coaching in recent years rivals her elite playing experience. She spent four years as the head coach of the Australian Womens National Volleyball team from 2010 to 2014, after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant coach on Australias national team. Before joining the coaching ranks, the Australian spent 15 years playing internationally. She amassed over 150 career appearances for Australia in indoor volleyball competition. Her playing career also included a fifth place finish in beach volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Australia.
Jonathan “JJ” Glavan is entering his fourth season with the University of New Mexico volleyball program. He was hired as an assistant coach for the Lobos in August 2013, and also serves as New Mexicos recruiting coordinator.
During his first year with New Mexico, Glavan helped coach the Lobos to a 24-7 record, which was good for second in the Mountain West and the highest win total for UNM since 1988. Under his tutelage, Julia Warren earned MW Freshman of the Year honors, while Chantale Riddle claimed her second of three All-American plaudits.
His second season with New Mexico resulted in a 19-12 record and a fourth-place conference finish, with Warren taking home MW Designated Libero honors and Riddle meriting her third All-American nod. Riddle also captured the New Mexico and Mountain West all-time kills record.
Lobo League Director
Dave Buchholz is in his 12th year as director of the Lobo League, one of the largest recreational volleyball programs in the country.
Buchholz came to UNM from Tempe, Ariz., where he spent almost eight years as general manager of a family fun park. In his spare time, he officiated city and school league basketball, volleyball and softball.
Buchholz went to Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, Wis. for two years. He earned an associates degree and was on the soccer and basketball teams. In 1988, he graduated from Unity College in Maine with a bachelors degree in Outdoor Recreation. In addition to being valedictorian, he was a member of the basketball and cross country teams. Buchholz earned his masters degree in Recreation Administration from Arizona State University in 1993. While there, he was a graduate assistant in the Recreational Sports & Student Activities Department.
Volunteer Assistant Coach/Beach Volleyball
Daniel Foo enters his third season as the volunteer assistant for the UNM beach volleyball program. Daniel has been training and playing competitive beach volleyball for eight years. His best professional beach volleyball finish is 5th.