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TWU's Hofer named top coach

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Trinity Western women's volleyball coach Ryan Hofer was named the CIS coach of the year. It is the first time in the history of the Spartans women's volleyball program a TWU coach has won.
— image credit: Scott Stewart/TWU Athletics

Trinity Western Spartans head coach Ryan Hofer has been named the CIS coach of the year.

The women’s volleyball coach is in his sixth season with the Spartans and is the program’s first to win the national honour.

“It is a great honour for Ryan to be selected by his peers for this prestigious award. He has set the standard for coaching excellence at TWU in a number of areas,” said Trinity Western director of athletics Murray Hall. “Ryan’s strengths as a CIS coach are numerous. Most of all, he is committed to the success of his students academically, athletically and in all aspects of life.”

Hofer guided the Spartans to a 15-3 conference record and the silver medal at the Canada West championships.

Hofer received the award on Wednesday night at the CIS awards banquet in Quebec City.

The Spartans, seeded second, begin play at nationals with a quarter-final clash against Sherbrooke on Friday.

Outside hitter Kara Jansen Van Doorn was also named a CIS first team all-star at the banquet, and middle Alicia Perrin was named to the CIS all-rookie team.

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