Central Arkansas Selects John Newberry to Lead Volleyball Program

first_imgCourtesy of Central Arkansas AthleticsCONWAY, Ark. – John Newberry has had three different titles in his two stints with the University of Central Arkansas volleyball program, and now he has a fourth – Head Coach.Dr. Brad Teague, UCA’s director of athletics, named Newberry the new head coach on Tuesday. Newberry, a UCA assistant coach and recruiting coordinator since 2017 and an associate head coach this past season alongside Marissa Collins, is replacing Jeni Jones Chatman, who resigned following the 2019 season to devote time to her family. She missed the 2019 season due to the birth of a son in July.Newberry is in his second stint with UCA Volleyball, originally joining the coaching staff in 2012 and helped lead the Sugar Bears to unprecedented heights during that time. Collins, one of the most highly decorated Sugar Bear players in school history from 2010-13, will remain on staff as Associate Head Coach. Autumn Erickson, an Associate Head Coach for the beach volleyball program under Jones Chatman, will take over the reins of that program as head coach.”I am just extremely excited about this opportunity,’ said Newberry, who first came to UCA in 2000 as a punter for the football team and earned All-Conference and All-American honors for the Bears. “I worked very hard to earn this position if the opportunity presented itself. This is absolutely the greatest honor.”And I can’t thank a couple of people enough. No. 1 would be Jeni for allowing me to come back to UCA and allowing me to do my job my way, and completely trusting decisions that were made. And then obviously the UCA administration, with Dr. Teague allowing me to step into this new role. Thank you to my wife Brittany for getting me interested in his sport and supporting me all the time. And Marissa… she is a person that I’ve always trusted and we’ve always been able to lean into each other in practices and in games. And we usually know exactly what each other is thinking.”And that cohesion is crucial for having a great staff. She is incredibly valuable. She also bleeds purple and gray. She’s put a lot of banners on the walls as a player. She is great with the girls on the court and off the court.’ Newberry, a 2005 graduate of UCA, was on the Sugar Bears’ staff from 2012-2014 under head coach David McFatrich before following him to Mississippi State for two seasons. He returned to join Jones Chatman’s staff in the summer of 2017.”I am very proud to name John Newberry as the next head volleyball coach at UCA,’ said Teague. “John is a graduate of UCA and has worked two stints as our assistant volleyball coach. He cares about our student-athletes’ well-being and insures we continue to have great young women coming into our UCA family. I am confident Coach Newberry will continue the great tradition of UCA Volleyball.”I am also extremely proud that Marissa Collins will continue to serve as our Associate Head Coach. She and Coach Newberry have been together for many years and they are a great team. I want to thank them both for their hard work and great effort this past season. Their dedication to our program and student-athletes did not go unnoticed.’During Newberry’s first stint as a UCA assistant, the Sugar Bears were the most successful program in the Southland Conference and one of the winningest programs in the nation,  making consecutive NCAA Tournaments and winning back-to-back Southland Conference regular season and tournament championships, a feat not accomplished within the league in 23 years.In 2012 and 2013, the Sugar Bears went a combined 59-9 (the 2nd most wins in Division I during that period behind only 2013 national champion Penn State), defeated Top 25 teams, broke into the Top 45 nationally in RPI, maintained perfect APR scores and ended the 2013 season ranked No. 17 in one national Top 25 poll. The Sugar Bears took home the league’s Player of the Year and Student-Athlete of the Year awards and Setter of the Year twice, while having six 1st-team All-Southland selections.The Sugar Bears, under Newberry and Collins, finished the 2019 season with a seven-game winning streak to earn the fifth seed in the recent SLC Tournament held at the Farris Center.”This past season was very unique for us,’ Newberry said. “There were no clear-cut ways to go about the season. There was no direction other than Jeni telling us to just treat this program as if it is your own. And we did that. And we were about as successful as I feel like we could have been in this situation. And we also landed some really, really good recruits during the season as well.”We’ve had high success here, but we’ve got some catching up to do to get back to the top where we’ve been used to being. And it’s going to start off with recruiting. We have some great ones coming in and we have to continue to add to that depth with high caliber talent.’Collins, from Pearland, Texas, won three SLC Setter of the Year Awards, the SLC Freshman of the Year award and SLC Player of the Year award in 2013. Erickson played for UCA volleyball in 2003-04 and returned to UCA as assistant for the beach program in 2018.”We made the decision to separate coaching duties for indoor volleyball and beach volleyball,’ Teague said. “After four seasons of beach volleyball, it has become clear that the two sports overlap in too many ways for a coach to split time.  Therefore, Coach Autumn Erickson will be elevated to the head beach volleyball coach. Autumn has been with our beach program for several years and has proven to be a great leader of our beach ladies.”This separation will allow both programs to have coaches dedicated full-time to their sport.’ Newberry, from Crossett, Ark., said UCA and the town of Conway will always be home. His wife Brittany is the head volleyball coach at Hendrix College.”I’ve bled purple and gray for a long time,’ said Newberry. “I joke about always having a UCA shirt on underneath whatever I’m wearing. But being here in this town for 17 years, and now having the opportunity to continue to live here is an absolute honor. I believe in this school, from the academic side and the athletic side.”last_img read more


first_imgSANTA ANITA 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $366,953 INTO FRIDAY; 16 CONSOLATION TICKETS TODAY EACH PAY $3,330.10ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2020)–A sizeable 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $366,953 will await racegoers on Friday, as there was no single ticket winner Monday at Santa Anita. Although there was no singleton, there were 16 consolation tickets with six winners, each returning $3,330.10.A Jackpot carryover of $344,475 from Sunday spurred $98,182 in new wagering today, resulting in a total Jackpot pool of $442,657.First post time for an eight-race card on Friday is at 1 p.m. and approximate post time for race three, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is at 2 p.m. PT.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Coles in doubt for Lions

first_imgPhoto: Photosport All Black and Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles. Coles who has been out with concussion since March is not playing for the Hurricanes Super Rugby clash with the Chiefs on Friday.Plumtree said Coles on-going concussion symptoms are bad news for the All Blacks.”There’s still no change with Coles it’s still a week to week thing, but you won’t be seeing him on the field this weekend.”It’s hard to say if he will be ready for the All Blacks because the whole concussion thing is grey if you like, he hasn’t been able to train hard enough at this stage but like i said hard to say,” Plumtree said.The All Blacks first test against the Lions is on June 24th.last_img read more

PNG with nose in front vs Samoa

first_imgPlayed in front of a pack PNG Power Dome, PNG surged to the lead at the second quarter after trailing the Samoans at the first quarter break 13-19.At half time, PNG have put their nose in front 30-28.The entertaining netball match has two more quarters to play.last_img

Barra’s prepare for home challenge against Kenya

first_imgBarra’s utility said this during the launch of the Pure Water and Cricket PNG players water bottle launch in Port Moresby at the Pure Water head office at Six-Mile in Port Moresby.“Been with the boys for almost three years now and have played against Kenyans twice, one was in Dubai and other was in Ireland respectively. We have won both matches and we are pretty confident in going into this weekend’s match,” Vanua said.Adding that with the few new players and young guns taking the field this weekend, they have done well over the past weeks of trials and training to be named in the team and as cricket may have it the game will determine their performance.Norman also stressed that as a fast bowler; Barras have played a couple of One Day International (ODI) matches and have an inbuilt strength in the fielding department through spin-bowls.“You never know, when a batsman will have his good day or bad day on the pitch so it all depends when we are out there on the field,” Norman added.The Kenyans will arrive tomorrow before the match kickoff on Saturday at the Amini Park in Port Moresby.last_img read more

Muguruza, ‘guest’ this Monday on the return of Kim Clijsters

first_imgAfter being inactive virtually eight years after having additionally stopped between 2007 and 2009, and being 3 times a mom (has one woman and two boys)Clijsters has determined to return to the competitors and has ready to attempt to be aggressive once more. “What do I actually need from life? For the previous seven years, I’ve been a full-time mom. And I find it irresistible. Actually. However I additionally cherished being an expert tennis participant and, actually … I miss that feeling. So … what if I attempt to do each? May I be a loving mom with my three youngsters and the absolute best tennis participant? Let’s do it. Let’s return another time. See you in 2020, ”he stated final September 12 in the video asserting his return. “I’ll settle for an invite to play the 2020 Dubai match. Since I introduced my return, there have been just a few bumps, however I’m trying ahead to getting again on monitor and seeing what this new chapter brings,” the tennis participant wrote on her profile. Instagram just a few days in the past.Muguruza and Clijsters will face one another for the first time this Monday not earlier than 4pm. The Blizen participant got here to play veteran reveals in Grand Slams and labored as a tennis commentator on a number of tv networks, together with Eurosport. Now, with out rating, he’ll choose up a racket on the WTA circuit once more. The winner will most likely see them in second with the Ukrainian Yastremska.Carla Suárez, in the third spherical of the earlierCarla Suarez will play on Monday the go to the ultimate image of Dubai towards the Romanian Sorana Cirstea (about 09:00) after successful this Sunday to the Kazakh Danilina 6-Three and 6-1. On Saturday, the Canary had superior at the expense of the Dutch Schoofs (6-1 and 6-4). Cirstea eradicated the prime primary of the qualy, the German Goerges, and had beforehand appealed to the Italian Giorgi in a really high-ranking standings. The resignation of Kiki Bertens in the Dubai Premier WTA match led to modifications in the predominant draw that have an effect on Garbiñe Muguruza. The Spanish went on to occupy the top-of-the-line line of the Dutchwoman, who received Rybakina in St. Petersburg on Sunday, and as a substitute of debuting towards world quantity 4, Elina Svitolina, simply as the draw had, will achieve this this Monday towards a tennis legend that returns to the courts, Kim Clijsters. Muguruza, invited by the group, will face the 36-year-old Belgian, former world primary and winner of 4 Grand Slams (US Open 2005, 2009 and 2010 and Australia 2011), which is able to play its first official match since August 29, 2012, with defeat in two playoffs towards British Laura Robson.last_img read more

Germany hits the European football table

first_imgGerman football is more than Bayern. Although the Bavarians capitalize on most of the Bundesliga trophies for decades, Teuton football has proved fit these weeks when it has had to face each other against its rivals in the old continent.Bayern began the season with problems on the bench but Flick has regained the form by singing to several veterans such as Müller or Boateng to feed Lewandowski, who faces the best year of his professional career at the scorer level. This week he hit the European board by beating Chelsea 0-3 at Stamford Bridge and leaving the pass to the quarterfinals almost sentenced.Last week, there was a double for German teams. RB Leizpig advanced the Bavarians in London by imposing 0-1 on Tottenham at home thanks to a goal by Timo Werner in the 58th minute. Nagelsmann’s are quite rejected by rival fans for their connection with Red Bull but His football, serious, energetic and with results, imposes respect. Borussia Dortmund had, by far, the most complicated commitment to Paris Saint-Germain. The leaders of France visited Westphalia and became without a prize with a defense that failed to control Erling Haaland. A goal from Neymar to Mbappé pass in 75 gives Parisians options against the yellows.The Europa League has also given joy to the German teams with the pass to the next round of Wolfsburg, which appealed to Malmö and Bayer Leverkusen, which left Porto behind. If you calculate the balance by country of the eighth round of the Champions League and the round of 16 of the Europa League, Germany is the one that has won the most teams in the absence of the Salzburg-Eintracht in Frankfurt, delayed by storm. Neither English nor Italian football nor Spanish surpasses the German, which already frightens the continent in the most important stretch of the season.last_img read more

Raúl de Tomás regains the inspiration of the dribble

first_imgThe finding of that contribution is that, In the five LaLiga matches in which RdT has participated, it has been in four that he has most haggled. It did not happen that way in his debut, against Villarreal, where he only surpassed in this luck a rival (by the four of Marc Roca or the two of Oscar Melendo, for example), but he already compensated in the following commitment, in front of Athletic Club, with up to six, and continued leading the section against Granada (four), Mallorca (two) and, of course, on his return after injury to Atlético. Last Sunday, the Madrid attacker provided eight dribbles, of which seven did occur in the first half, and tried two others that were unsuccessful; so much, that the area where they happen can cost the team a dislike. Average RdT 4.2 dribbles per game of the 7.5 that Espanyol does. That is, he does more than half. It is obvious that he is giving Espanyol a new air. With their goals, four and a half, but also with their way of other times to escape their adversaries.Dribbles since RdT arrived at Espanyol Footballer Dribbling 1 Raúl de Tomás 21 2 Jonathan Calleri 6 3 Adrián Embarba 5 – Marc Roca 5 5 Javi López 4 6 Sergi Darder 3 7 Oscar Melendo 2 8 Adrià Pedrosa 1 – Dídac Vilà 1 – Naldo Gomes 1 – Ander Iturraspe 1 – Wu Lei 1 – David López 1 To get an idea of ​​the dimension of their dribbles, 21 in total with Espanyol in LaLiga, in that series of five days the second he did the most was Jonathan Calleri, with less than a third: six. They are followed by Adrián Embarba and Marc Roca with five each. Javi López has four, Sergi Darder is with three, Oscar Melendo adds two and the rest, one or none.DAILY AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Dribbles by Raúl de Tomás at Espanyol-Atlético de Madrid.DAILY AScenter_img He slips away from Saúl Ñíguez, also escapes Felipe Augusto and, to round it off, escapes from Koke Resurrección with an aesthetic pipe that lifts the “oh!” from the stands of Cornellà-El Prat. Like that other scene in which he leaves again from Saul and immediately after Renan Lodi, before forcing the lack of Thomas Partey, who sees a yellow. Raúl de Tomás’ images against Atlético de Madrid, last Sunday, have become viral. The Espanyol striker, not in vain, he has recovered the dribble’s inspiration for the cause. One more resource for the team.last_img read more

COVID-19: Atlético suspends training until Monday

first_imgIn this way, the club and the coaching staff will assess, based on the information, how to proceed. For Monday there will be a action plan of which it is already known that Players will not give interviews or stop to take photos or sign autographs. Commercial events and press conferences are also suspended. The club also values ​​that footballers play coronavirus test to prevent. “You have to respect what you decide. The important thing is the health of the fans, the players, everyone … “, commented Koke. It is now about not losing shape. The women’s first team will have an information session this Friday after returning most of its players from international commitments and will also return to training on Monday 16. On Tuesday the entity that was left announced the activity of the Academy and the schools of the Foundation suspended as a preventive measure. Equally, club offices close so that workers do not have to go to the stadium. Y the Wanda Metropolitano Tour has also been closed. Atlético, after the rush, has changed the chip, but away from football … The triumph at Anfield has given way to a period of uncertainty at Atlético. The team is in quarters, but he doesn’t know when he will play them, nor when will it compete again. And there are no forecasts, so the club is managed in an absolutely unexpected and unusual situation. And now that?When the match on Sunday in Bilbao was suspended due to the coronavirus crisis, the first team He has been given rest for the rest of the week. Training will resume on Monday, behind closed doors for the media and fans. On the other hand, Players have been urged not to leave home except as necessary; in no case of the Community of Madrid.last_img read more

The Philippines completes the nationalization of Bienve Marañón

first_imgBienve Marañón, a native of El Puerto de Santa María, arrived in the Philippines in 2015 endorsed by Carlie de Murga, with whom he met in Spain while playing at Socuéllamos. The defender, who at the time belonged to Ceres Negros – now plays in Thailand – offered him to join a team in which he has played since then and with whom he has become the highest historical scorer of the AFC Cup, second competition of the most important clubs in all of Asia: “It is my favorite competition, but I never imagined being so successful,” Bienve acknowledged on the competition’s official website.Marañón would thus enlarge the list of Spanish footballers who, for one reason or another, have managed to represent the absolute national team of the Philippines in recent years. A path marked by Ángel Guirado in 2013 which was later followed by his brother, Juani Guirado, or the aforementioned Carlie de Murga, Javier Patiño or Álvaro Silva, who were part of the ‘Azkals’ call for the 2019 Asian Cup. Other Spaniards such as Diego Bardanca, José Ángel Carrillo or Kike Linares are, like Marañón, in the process of naturalization. The Philippine national team is preparing to add one more Spaniard to its list of eligible footballers. As reported by various Asian media, the senator Miguel Zubiri presented a bill for the naturalization of the 33-year-old Andalusian forward Welcome Cashew, who plays since 2015 in Ceres Negros and in the coming weeks will also be eligible for Scott Cooper, coach of the ‘Azkals’.“Marañón dreams of raising a family in the Philippines and representing the country’s national team. His goal is to compete in international tournaments and make us be recognized as one of the best teams in Asia,” admitted Zubiri in the ‘Manila Bulletin’. The Andalusian striker did not hide his desire to play with the ‘Azkals’ either: “I would love to. I feel better than ever and I want to help Filipino soccer because it has also helped me improve my life“last_img read more