They open with Kennesaw State on Thursday, with that winner facing either Louisville or Samford. She had even discussed with her former coach, Travis Hudson, all the wonderful things she would get to experience playing abroad. "The beautiful thing about being out there is that their phones don't get service," he said. With an experienced core, the 2017 WKU Volleyball squad continued finding new records to break. Hudson's notebook is much thicker now. Had he waited even a few weeks longer, his doctor told him melanoma would have entered his bloodstream. Official Facebook page of the WKU Lady Topper volleyball team The two-day attendance of 9,537 ranked fourth of the 16 host sites behind only the three national attendance leaders across the NCAA Volleyball season, Nebraska, Hawai’i and Wisconsin. S 5'9" Fr. "They usually don't make it to ICU because they die.". That streak would stretch to 38 matches before a setback at North Texas. BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Four-time All-American and WKU Volleyball legend Alyssa Cavanaugh passed away Friday morning at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. The couple has two sons, Tyler and Andrew. Western Kentucky volleyball coach Travis Hudson (left) hugs Alyssa Cavanaugh as the bone marrow drive for her leukemia treatment is announced Nov. 3, 2018, at E.A.  Follow @WKUVolleyball. In addition, Natalie Furry became the first WKU (and Sun Belt Conference) volleyball player to earn Verizon Academic All-America recognition, winning a spot on the third team in 2000. In total, she played in 139 matches as a Hilltopper. She ranks second in WKU volleyball history with 1,816 career kills and third all-time with 3.78 kills per set across her career. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– WKU Volleyball veteran head coach Travis Hudson has once again accepted an invitation to join one of USA Volleyball’s coaching staffs as Hudson will work with USA Volleyball’s Collegiate National Team in Anaheim this summer.USA Volleyball announced the roster and coaching staff on Monday. In 2009, he received two opinions about a growth on his skin, both times dismissed as harmless. In his first four seasons with Conference USA, Hudson and the Lady Toppers set the standard high, as 18 Lady Toppers garnered All-Conference awards while Alyssa Cavanaugh (2014) and Rachel Anderson (2015) were both named the league's Freshman of the Year. She was 24. Producer Mark Webster Jr. shares a quote from head coach Tyson Helton (20:51-21:48) before he brings in Kaden Gaylord to debate who should be WKU's new starting quarterback (21:49-27:43). More than four hours later, when the bus pulled into campus, Hudson wasn't done. It was a struggle to get through the day from a fatigue standpoint and regulating medications. The Hilltoppers, 31-1 and seeded 15th in the NCAA volleyball tournament, will host first- and second-round matches for the first time in program history. More:Alyssa Cavanaugh, Louisville native and former WKU volleyball star, dies at 24 Her journey started in Louisville. We usually don't see this kind up here. After a 2019 season in which the Western Kentucky University volleyball program continued to climb to new heights, the Conference USA coaches have picked the Hilltoppers to … Indexed with yellow tabs, it goes where he does. Hudson also served as WKU's interim head coach on two occasions, once after Hulsmeyer left for Arkansas State in 1991 and again in the spring of 1995 following the departure of Hardaway. The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. His student-athletes earned 59 All-Sun Belt Conference selections, including 35 first-team honorees, as well as five selections for SBC Player of the Year, six for SBC Defensive Player of the Year, one for SBC Setter of the Year and four for SBC Freshman/Newcomer of the Year. BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- WKU volleyball head coach Travis Hudson came in at No. The next night, the Lady Toppers took a 2-0 lead on host and No. 22 final ranking. In 2017, Sydney Engle and Lucas received the honor. 15. WKU Volleyball Coach Named Finalist for National Coach of the Year. 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Hudson led WKU to perhaps its best season in program history in 2015 as the Lady Toppers finished the season with a 32-4 overall record, including a statement victory at then fifth-ranked Wisconsin to open the season. Later that year, Hudson was named the head coach at WKU, making him (at the time) the youngest head coach in the nation at age 24. In retrospect, maybe it should have been. "Alyssa was a fighter on and off the court," former teammate and roommate and current WKU Volleyball assistant coach Jessica Lucas said. 16 in the AVCA National Poll in 2013 and finished as No. It was about falling short of standards that he had introduced a quarter century ago when, at age 24, he was hired as the youngest coach in Division I. She ranks second in WKU Volleyball history with 1,816 career kills and third all-time with 3.78 kills per set across her career. For the seventh-consecutive season, the Lady Toppers found themselves ranked in the AVCA Coaches Poll, spending two weeks ranked and the remainder of the season receiving votes. She was 24. The APR provides a real-time look at a program's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. In the department's first four seasons in Conference USA, Hudson guided the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 squads to four-straight regular season titles and sequential C-USA Championships before adding a fifth set of league trophies in 2019. But the roots of this story predate his first entry. Hudson embraces gratitude, especially because his heart attack scare wasn't his first brush with death. Following the 2018-19 school year, Hudson worked with USA Volleyball for the second time. He wasn't sure what caused the shortness of breath and throbbing pain radiating from his left arm during a drive to the hardware store. Home; Schools. “It is with profound sadness that we deal with the loss of Alyssa Cavanaugh,” WKU Volleyball head coach … But Hudson's disappointment wasn't about results. Along with that, Hudson's produced 31 AVCA All-Region selections and 20 AVCA All-Americans during his tenure, including four-time All-Americans Megan Argabright, Alyssa Cavanaugh and Jessica Lucas. He never dreamed that would be as volleyball coach at his alma mater. More:Alyssa Cavanaugh, Louisville native and former WKU volleyball star, dies at 24 Her journey started in Louisville. Official Facebook page of the WKU Lady Topper volleyball team Two organizations the team shows great interest in is Hope for Harlie and the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation (FOJ), a charitable, non-profit organization that strives to enhance and strengthen the support system built around children with pediatric brain tumors. Hudson accepted and worked with the squad gearing up for the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship. Hudson's student-athletes are also highly involved in the Bowling Green area, giving countless hours to community service efforts. The official 2018 Women's Volleyball Roster for the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers Hudson had no family history of heart disease. Coach Travis Hudson and the WKU Volleyball team wrapped up spring practices on Saturday and look forward to their upcoming season. The day he almost surely should have died. Injuries mounted. The official Football Coach List for the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers Football Coaches - Western Kentucky University Athletics Skip To Main Content In his first season, the Hilltoppers finished 7-26. Entering his 26th season as head coach in the 2020-21 school year, he is the architect behind turning WKU Volleyball into a championship-caliber team and bringing national attention to the Lady Topper program. It was a foggy year.". It wasn't a major sport when he took over. He has also spent time as a member of the polling committee for AVCA Top 25 rankings. Hudson was tabbed both the C-USA Coach of the Year as well as the AVCA South Region Coach of the Year. The Lady Toppers boast a 100-percent graduation rate in Hudson's tenure, with eight of his players earning CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. Once FOJ connected Bryant with the volleyball team, Bryant was adopted as an official member of the squad, donning the No. Every player has WKU notecards in her locker. After taking over the helm in 1995 and finishing that campaign with a 7-26 overall record, a resurgence in WKU Volleyball came at an astounding pace. Hudson hit the ceiling but crawled to the front, used his 6-foot-5 frame to splay over the deceased driver and steered the bus to safety with no players injured. Two starters left. The Louisville native was chosen as one of 10 volleyball players for the recognition based on criteria in classroom, competition, community service and character. Nadia Dieudonne collected C-USA Setter of the Year honors and AVCA All-Region recognition in her first year on The Hill. “I’ve dreamed of what I … One name easily comes to mind when thinking of Western Kentucky University volleyball --Travis Hudson. WKU head volleyball coach Travis Hudson salutes fans after the Hilltoppers’ victory over Kennesaw State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Diddle Arena on December 5, 2019. Along with that, the Lady Toppers have appeared in 12 NCAA Tournaments, as 10 came from earning the league's automatic bid and two were as at-large selections. He has directed and staffed various volleyball camps both at the collegiate and high school levels throughout the region, including the WKU Volleyball Camp that he founded in the summer of 2000. Despite an uphill battle to conquer, Coach Hudson led the squad to its 19th-straight 20-win season and secured the No. Last year wasn't that way. WKU Volleyball. Hudson picked up the sport at a club level as a student and hit it off on the court with Jeff Hulsmeyer, then WKU's volleyball coach. On paper, a 20-10 record requires no explanation for most programs. Thursday night, 4,514 were in attendance to watch the Tops win their fourth-ever NCAA Tournament match. Hudson closed out WKU's time in the Sun Belt Conference with a 215-59 record (.785), as the athletic department joined Conference USA as a full-time member in July 2014. For his career, Hudson holds a 642-215 (.749) mark, as his only head coaching job has been on The Hill. WKU hit the ground running come postseason time in 2017, getting to play all five postseason matches in the Bluegrass State. ", "I'll never forget those words," he said. video platform powered by CBS Sports Digital, - 2019 AVCA South Region Coach of the Year, - 2017 AVCA South Region Coach of the Year, - 2016 AVCA South Region Coach of the Year, - 2013 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year, - 2012 AVCA South Region Coach of the Year, - 2012 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year, - 2005 AVCA South Region Coach of the Year, - 2005 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year, - 2002 AVCA South Region Coach of the Year, - 2002 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year, - 2000 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year, - C-USA Regular Season: 2014, '15, '16, '17, '19, - C-USA Tournament: 2014, '15, '16, '17, '19, - SBC Regular Season: 2000, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '11, '12, '13, - SBC Tournament: 2002, '05, '08, '11, '12, - Alyssa Cavanaugh: 2014, '15, '16, '17 (Third Team), - Three C-USA Players of the Year (2016, '17, '19), - 24 All-C-USA honorees; 17 All-C-USA First Team, - Four C-USA Setter of the Year selections, - Two AVCA South Region Players of the Year (2017, '19), - 59 All-SBC honorees; 35 All-SBC First Team, - Summer 2017 - USA Women’s Junior National Training Team, - Summer 2019 - USA Women's Collegiate National Team. WKU Volleyball player Alyssa Cavanaugh died Friday morning at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. She was 24 years old. FOJ would forever change the lives of people involved with WKU volleyball, as the group connected the team with Harlie Bryant in 2012. A four-time All-American during her career on The Hill from 2014-17, Cavanaugh is one of the most decorated players in WKU program history. The 2016 WKU squad proved to be one of the elite teams in the nation both on and off the court. The Hilltoppers coach doesn't fancy himself much of a writer, but he began to scribble down some thoughts. Originally from Beaver Dam, Ky., Bryant was diagnosed with a brain tumor behind her eyes at a young age. Five times the American Volleyball Coaches Association named him its South Regional Coach of the Year. He is a firm believer in living up to the term "student-athlete," and one can hardly argue with the results. That's something I have deep gratitude to this group of 13 kids for. "Nothing was given to this group. A 1994 graduate of WKU, Hudson holds a bachelor's degree in business management with a marketing emphasis. Flipping on the monitor changed the calm of the room. Western Kentucky volleyball's uncharacteristic exit in the first round of its conference tournament a year ago made for a long bus ride back from West Virginia to Bowling Green. In his 25th season at the helm of the program, Hudson led the Lady Toppers to a 32-2 overall record which included a perfect 14-0 mark in Conference USA, the league's regular season and tournament titles, and the team's first-ever NCAA Tournament national seed at No. One year after that bus ride, WKU is completing a different journey. 1.7K likes. WKU finished the year with a 30-3 record in addition to two more league titles. Ultimately, he didn't receive any scholarship offers and was "too poor" to accept a walk-on opportunity, so he paid his way through college by combining student loans with multiple jobs -- nights as a hotel desk clerk and day jobs at a warehouse and Walmart. The 24-year-old was a four-time All-American during … His goal was to become the first person in his family to graduate college. Hudson is the cousin of former Hilltopper basketball great Bob Daniels, who lettered for WKU from 1954-57. 2 seed in the C-USA Tournament for the second-consecutive season finishing with a 20-10 record. “It is with profound sadness that we deal with the loss of Alyssa Cavanaugh,” WKU Volleyball head coach … The Lady Toppers would end up heading to Lexington, Ky., for the NCAA Tournament and sweep defensive-power Notre Dame. The poll was conducted among nearly 40 NCAA Division I men's and women's head coaches. While the Tops bowed out of the tournament, a statement was made that Diddle Arena was near the top of the list of volleyball atmospheres across the country. 2,207 talking about this. 8 on Volleyball Magazine's list of top Division I women's head coaches as announced by the publication Thursday afternoon. The Lady Toppers now look to give back in any way possible to FOJ and Hope for Harlie. Women's Volleyball Head Coach: Phillip White: Women's Volleyball Associate Head Coach: Kevin Carroll: Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach ... Louisville, Ky. WKU. Travis Hudson settled into his seat and pulled out a black spiral notebook he had bought before the trip. I've been able to find myself again and remember what has made this a special ride. Our culture here is unique; it's one I've spent my whole career building. Fellow senior Sydney Engle joined Lucas as a C-USA All-Academic selection and later went on to be awarded the league's coveted Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship. "That's where it all started," said Hudson, hired for the full-time position in 1995. Hilltopper Nation showed up by the masses to support the Lady Toppers inside Diddle Arena with record-setting crowds on back-to-back nights for the NCAA Tournament. Hudson is also the only coach in Conference USA history with 600 or more wins all at the DI level. Follow @TravisHudsonWKU A graduate of nearby Edmonson County High School in Brownsville, Ky., Hudson captained both the varsity football and basketball teams, earning All-State honors in football. She was 24. 781 Volleyball Coach jobs available on Indeed.com. A few hours later, Hudson remembers the nurse in intensive care commenting, "Oh, wow! Get updated NCAA Women's Volleyball DI rankings from every source, including coaches and national polls. While in college in the early 1990’s, Hudson volunteered his time to the volleyball team. 1.6K likes. Then we had all of that. For a week in late June, Hudson traveled to Anaheim, Calif., to help coach the U.S. Women's Collegiate National Team. A fitness buff, he eats right. Lucas returns to WKU after two years on the Purdue staff under head coach Dave Shondell. One name easily comes to mind when thinking of Western Kentucky University volleyball --Travis Hudson. The bus nearly crossed the median but veered back onto the right side of the road, still on cruise control. BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Four-time All-American and WKU Volleyball legend Alyssa Cavanaugh passed away Friday morning at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Records created by volleyball coaches regarding camps and team. If anyone comes to mind for us to write a letter to, he'll mail it.". The official Women's Volleyball page for the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers. Story and photo Courtesy of: WKU Athletics BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Volleyball legend Alyssa Cavanaugh passed away on Friday morning at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Hudson joins an elite group of leaders to hit the milestone and is just the 19th active DI volleyball coach to achieve the feat. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance. This season marks the 20th consecutive year the Tops have won at least 20 games. 2,207 talking about this. Hudson never touched a volleyball prior to attending Western Kentucky, just a half hour away from his hometown, Bee Spring. She held a graduate manager position with the Boilermakers for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Individually, Rachel Anderson earned All-American honors for the third time of her career and was named a Senior CLASS Award candidate. After leading WKU to a 15-1 league record, Hudson earned his first Conference USA Coach of the Year honor. "She touched so many lives, especially mine. Most recently, Sophia Cerino joined the ranks of Lady Toppers to earn the honor in 2018 and 2019. In 2013, WKU volleyball had its first-ever Senior CLASS Award national finalist in Ashley Potts. Friday night’s attendance alone topped the two-day total of eight of the other sites. Reconnecting with his players was pivotal. The Lady Toppers are also recognized on a national scale, as WKU has ranked as high as No. We let some things slip and weren't committed to the things I want us to be about, and it showed.". A first-generation college graduate, he planned to be hands-on with wherever his management degree took him. An immediate procedure inserting a stent to support the artery saved his life. Hudson cites six core values -- respect, trust, hard work, accountability, positivity and a team-before-me attitude -- behind WKU volleyball's culture, pillars that fell short last year. Hudson offered to come to practice and shag balls. The following year, he and the Tops avoided disaster en route to Mobile, Alabama, for a match. The ESPN Daily delivers the biggest sports news and moments every weekday. This NCAA tournament is also about savoring for Hudson. He never dreamed that would be as volleyball coach at his alma mater. "I remember thinking Western Kentucky was a school I thought I could never possibly play at the first time around.". Hudson and WKU finished the season on a high note as the Lady Toppers found postseason success after advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in program history with a sweep of Arizona. Diddle Arena. WKU Volleyball player Alyssa Cavanaugh died Friday morning at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Official Facebook page of the WKU Lady Topper volleyball team Speaking of streaks, the Lady Toppers continued their unprecedented home conference winning streak, stretching it to 55-consecutive wins dating back to the 2011 season. The 24-year-old was a four-time All-American during her career from 2014-2017. In 2014, Heather Boyan and Rachel Engle became WKU's first C-USA All-Academic Team selections, voted to the 11-person list by the league's sports information directors. In fact, he was just getting started. 21 in the nation in 2012, the first time in program history that a team finished the season ranked. In 1996, he married the former Cindy Wiseman, a graduate of the University of Louisville's School of Allied Health with a degree in physical therapy. He loved basketball but was better at football and visited a handful of schools officially, including Western Kentucky. Normal, IL University H.S. Official Facebook page of the WKU Lady Topper volleyball team Hulsmeyer, now associate head coach at Florida State, had no assistant at that time. After securing back-to-back American Volleyball Coaches Association South Region Coach of the Year honors for the first time in his. Hudson (Coach of the Year), Paige Briggs (Freshman of the Year) and Lauren Matthews (Player of the Year) each earned both the AVCA Region superlatives and Conference USA superlatives. After graduating five seniors - including two four-time All-Americans - Hudson was faced with a tall task during the 2018 campaign. WKU Volleyball. Apply to Volleyball Coach, Head Coach and more! Engle repeated as a C-USA All-Academic honoree in 2015 while Jessica Lucas earned a spot on the team in 2016. Follow @TravisHudsonWKU Follow @WKUVolleyball. The Lady Toppers have also won or shared the WKU Female Scholar Team Award five times. After posting a cumulative team GPA of 3.61 for the 2016-17 school year to earn a spot on the AVCA Academic Honor Roll, WKU became the only Division I program to earn top-25 academic honors and finish in the top-25 (or receive votes) in the final AVCA Coaches Poll of the 2016 campaign. A local volleyball star's leukemia diagnosis is raising awareness about the need for more bone marrow donors. A "widowmaker" heart attack, among the deadliest kind, has just a 12% survival rate. I loved everything it was about. The trophies have become less important as the memories multiply. Entering his 26th season as head coach in the 2020-21 school year, he is the architect behind turning WKU Volleyball into a championship-caliber team and bringing national attention to the Lady Topper program. Matthews also added AVCA Honorable Mention All-American honors and C-USA Tournament MVP status. In hindsight I wonder if I gave them what they needed. He would go on to notch his 500th career victory a day later with a sweep of Colgate. A piece of plaque flaking off his artery had landed in the worst of places -- directly blocking the main valve that supplied blood to Hudson's heart. The team's sleeper bus careened out of control on the highway when the driver, separated by a closed curtain, suffered a heart attack. But Hudson is not a man to rest on his accomplishments. To the contrary, he continues to ambitiously set new goals for his program and his players, pushing them to reach heights never before seen at WKU. LISTEN: WKU Volleyball Coach Travis Hudson Shares His Thoughts On The Atmosphere Inside Diddle Arena Thursday Night | WKU Connection WKU Athletics/Steve Roberts After a 3-0 set sweep of Kennesaw State last night in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Western Kentucky Volleyball will look to advance to the sweet 16 with a victory tonight against the University of Louisville. Story Links BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – After a 2019 season that saw WKU Volleyball continue to climb to new heights, the Conference USA coaches have picked the Hilltoppers to win the league's East division this season.Lauren Matthews was selected as the Conference USA Preseason Player of the Year and was joined on the Preseason All-Conference team by teammates Paige Briggs and Nadia Dieudonne. "My thought was that my kids needed me there. But he had no reason to suspect it was a heart attack. In the summer of 2017, Hudson received a call from USA Volleyball, inviting the veteran head coach to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs to help guide the USA Women’s Junior National Training Team (WJNTT). Story and photo Courtesy of: WKU Athletics BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Volleyball legend Alyssa Cavanaugh passed away on Friday morning at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Six seasons later, Hudson was Sun Belt Coach of the Year, the first of more than a dozen accolades for one of the most decorated fixtures in the sport. "Everybody knows Travis Hudson," said setter Nadia Dieudonne, a transfer from Xavier. With a cumulative GPA of 3.514, the Lady Toppers have earned the Team Academic Award for the 18th time since 1999. "Within seconds, there were close to 10 people in there in a hurry," Hudson said. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. "I'm proud of many things that have gone on here, but I'm proud of this season maybe more," Hudson said. Hosting the C-USA Tournament for the first time, the Red and White put on a show for the Diddle Arena crowd, as the squad clinched its fourth-straight trip to The Dance. Travis Hudson, coach of the WKU Volleyball Program, earned his bachelor’s degree at WKU in business management with a marketing emphasis while balancing two jobs. "I loved that Travis had his players do that. A featured clinician, Hudson has developed a reputation as one of the best coaches in the game. Tryouts are slated to take He was 47. A four-time All-American during her career on The Hill from 2014-17, Cavanaugh is one of the most decorated players in WKU program history. ", Added Hudson: "It was going to be a rebuilding, challenging year anyway. Additionally, the senior collected Conference USA's coveted Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship. These Hilltoppers, who weren't picked to win the conference, are riding a 27-game win streak that includes a pair of victories over Rice, including one in Houston to secure the Conference USA title. Returning to the sidelines was never in doubt for Hudson, especially after Western Kentucky's 2017 season, when the Hilltoppers came within three points of their first-ever Sweet 16 performance only to fall to sixth-ranked Kentucky. WKU's success on and off the court has been a labor of love for Hudson, dating back to his days as a student at WKU. She was 24. Get updated NCAA Women's Volleyball DI rankings from every source, including coaches and national polls. It wasn't close to the culture it had been in the past. Now, grateful as ever, he is coaching 15-seed Western Kentucky in the NCAA volleyball tournament. LISTEN: WKU Volleyball Coach Travis Hudson Shares His Thoughts On The Atmosphere Inside Diddle Arena Thursday Night | WKU Connection WKU Athletics/Steve Roberts After a 3-0 set sweep of Kennesaw State last night in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Western Kentucky Volleyball will look to advance to the sweet 16 with a victory tonight against the University of Louisville. He has 23 winning seasons in his career, as he has 21 seasons with 20 or more wins as well as nine campaigns with 30 or more wins. 6 Kentucky before the Wildcats fought back and ultimately claimed the five-set match. 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