Wednesday, 7 June 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Brad Keenan Parts Ways With Sand Devils

Brad Keenan Parts Ways With Sand Devils

TEMPE – Sun Devil Beach Volleyball Head Coach Brad Keenan has announced he will be moving on from the program to pursue other options outside of college coaching. A search for the new head coach has begun.

“My seven years at Arizona State have been some of the most rewarding experiences in my volleyball career, and Tempe will always hold a special place in my heart,” Keenan said. “I am looking forward to this next stage in life for myself and for my family. I will always support the Sand Devils and wish them all the best.”

Brad Keenan was named the head coach of the Sun Devil beach volleyball program on Friday, May 13, 2016. With seven seasons at the helm under his belt, Keenan pushed the program to new heights while it had just barely begun, earning 90 career wins. He has 12 of the 13 wins over ranked opponents in ASU history, including five over in-state rival Arizona while the team was ranked. In program history, ASU has spent 11 weeks ranked, all while Keenan has been the head coach.

In Keenan’s third season as the head coach in 2019, ASU earned a 21-14 record, tallying the most wins in program history. ASU beat three top-20 teams during the season: No. 16 Grand Canyon, No. 10 Cal and No. 20 Stanford. Additionally, the Sun Devils did not lose a single match to an unranked team in 2019. In 2022, he led the team to a 17-15 record, the second-highest win total in ASU history. The Sand Devils earned five Pac-12 wins, which is the most they’ve had in the seven years of conference play. Additionally, there was a five-dual win streak early in the year, which is tied for the second-longest streak in program history. 

Assistant coach Paul Araiza will be the interim steward of the program during the search for a new head coach.

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