Springfield, Mass. – July 6, 2009 – Springfield College head men’s volleyball coach Charlie Sullivan will once again serve as head coach for the 2009 USA Select A1 Camp and Competition, which will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this summer.
The 2009 USA Boys Select A1 Camp and Competition consists of 40 athletes and 10 coaches who will fly to Ft. Lauderdale on July 16, train for five days, then break into four teams and compete in the U.S. High Performance Championship, which runs through July 26.
Sullivan will be the head coach for the squad and will have plenty of help from some of the top coaches from around the country as his assistants. Sullivan’s assistants will be Pete Hanson (Ohio State), Ken Shibuya (Stanford University), Travis Turner (Orange Coast College), JT Wenger (UCLA), Brad Keller (USC), Jonah Carson (UC Santa Cruz) and Matt Diaz (Pacific Palisades Volleyball Club), Rob Nielson (BYU), and LJ Marx (Carthage College).
Sullivan served in the same capacity last summer as he worked with some of the top up-and-coming players in the country in the 2008 USA Select A1 Camp and Competition, which was held in Tucson, Arizona.
Entering his 12th season as head coach for the Pride, Sullivan has guided Springfield to four national championships, including most recently in 2008. Under Sullivan’s direction Sullivan is now 153-124 in his 11 seasons at Springfield.
Sullivan has also spent time as an assistant with the United States National Team. In November, he traveled to Japan for the 2007 FIVB World Cup. Sullivan previously worked in the same capacity for the 2006 World Championships, which were also held in Japan. He also helped the U.S. record a third-place finish in the 2007 World League tournament, their best finish since 1992, when they also finished third.