Wade was on right after 8 a.m. He talked a little about the wins over Pepperdine but more about Stanford. about how the Cardinal are using a young 6-7 setter, son of Don Shaw, who many will remember as the coach of Stanford women and men. Daughter Jordan here a couple of times with St. Mary’s the past few years.
Kind of the usual talk about how tough the MPSF. Bobby asked about the possibility of the Big West adding men’s volleyball. He said the talk continues but what they need is for Big West teams to add the sport, such as Cal Poly and Fullerton. He said the fact the Pacific is leaving the Big West does hurt but he thought UC San Diego would jump at the chance to join the Big West if offered. He said UOP could stay in the Big West for men’s volleyball if that league was created.
They talked a little about the state of men’s volleyball, how it’s huge at the junior level and DIII. and how he hopes the NCAA will see fit to expand the tournament to 6 or 8 teams. That the Coastal Carolina League might be a possibility for a play-in game, maybe taking on the winner of the EIVA.
Bobby asked about who has made the biggest jump in growth since fall. Wade said Davis Holt, a basketball player who has turned into a very good volleyball player.
Someone called about Koby Kanetake. He said that Kanetake seemed to be overwhelmed ‘once the lights came on’ and that they were working at getting him back on the court. Nearly used him against Pepperdine but didn’t.
I’m sure others may have picked up on some other things. Feel free to add.