Crosson Led Golden Bears For Four Seasons From 2019-22
BERKELEY –Sam Crosson has resigned as the head coach of the California volleyball team, Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton announced Saturday.
“I would like to thank the University of California and Jim Knowlton for the opportunity to coach this team for the last four and a half years,” Crosson said. “Returning to Cal was a career dream of mine, and I am thankful for the time that I spent with our student-athletes and those that supported the program. After much deliberation, I have made the decision to step down and focus on spending more time with my family.”
Crosson compiled an overall record of 35-78 in four seasons as the Golden Bears’ head coach. In his first year at the helm in 2019, he guided the Bears to a 20-10 record for the program’s first 20-win campaign since 2013. He was previously on the Cal staff as an assistant coach from 2010-12, during which time the team reached the NCAA Tournament in all three seasons.
“I thank Sam Crosson for his dedication to our volleyball program and wish he and his family the best,” said Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton. “I have full confidence in Crissy (Jones Schoonderwoerd) and Savannah (Rennie) to lead our young women through this season.”
Crissy Jones Schoonderwoerd will serve as the program’s interim head coach.
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