Callihan Announces Decision That 2022 Will be His Final Season at UW

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Kevin DeVries, Athletic Communications Coordinator - Tennis, Volleyball and Women’s Basketball, University of Wyoming Athletics

Will coach the remainder of this season

LARAMIE, Wyo. (Nov. 11, 2022) – Wyoming Volleyball Head Coach Chad Callihan announced Friday his decision that 2022 will be his final season with the Cowgirls. Callihan will coach UW throughout the remainder of the season.

“Ten years ago, I agreed to be the Head Volleyball Coach at Wyoming and I have to say, it was one of the best decisions I ever made,” said Callihan.

“I have had the pleasure of coaching some amazing student-athletes, working with some great coaches and enjoying some wonderful experiences. Jess and I have called Laramie home and we have seen both of our boys grow up in this amazing community. I will forever be grateful to Tom Burman, Matt Whisenant and Molly Moore for giving me the opportunity to lead this program. The decision to step down has been one that has weighed on me for some time and I feel that now is the right time to move forward. For the past 24 years, I have had the privilege of working as a collegiate volleyball coach. While it is hard to step away, I am excited to see what new opportunities lie ahead. I look forward to seeing the program here at Wyoming climb back to the top of the Mountain West.”

“I want to thank Coach Callihan for his many years of service to the University of Wyoming and the Cowgirl Volleyball program,” said Tom Burman, University of Wyoming Director of Athletics.

“Chad has done an outstanding job of leading our program over the past decade and will end his Wyoming career as the winningest coach in Wyoming volleyball history. I want to wish him and his family all the best in the next phase of their lives.”

Callihan, who is the winningest coach in program history with 178 wins with the Brown & Gold, has compiled a .616 winning percentage in his 10 years with the program.Callihan’s 108 Mountain West victories are also the most all-time at UW. Callihan led Wyoming to five 20-win seasons during his tenure and has coached 21 All-Mountain West selections and four academic all-district student-athletes.

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