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Letourneau Named Head Women's Volleyball Coach

FROSTBURG, Md. — Peter Letourneau has been named the head women's volleyball coach at Frostburg State University, Bobcat Athletic Director Ralph Brewer announced Tuesday.

Letourneau brings more than 15 years of coaching and playing experience to FSU. He replaces Jeff Billington, who resigned in January to become the head coach at Division II University of North Carolina at Pembroke after leading the Bobcats to a 100-38 overall record, a 39-6 mark in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, three AMCC regular-season and tournament championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances in four seasons.

“I am very happy to have been able to hire a coach with Peter’s experience,” said Brewer. “I expect that he will be able to continue to carry our volleyball program to an even higher level.”

“I am very excited to be working with Frostburg State’s volleyball program, and I look forward to getting in the gym with our core of excellent returning players and recruiting a strong freshman class,” said Letourneau. “I am energized by the challenge of continuing FSU’s record of success on the volleyball court.”

Letourneau joins the Bobcats after serving one year as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Division I Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.

In his lone season at Rutgers, Letourneau helped the Scarlet Knights to a 16-10 overall record and a 4-6 mark in the BIG EAST. The season was highlighted by a nine-match road winning streak and an upset of eventual conference runner-up Pittsburgh.

Prior to his stint at Rutgers, Letourneau served as the head coach of both the men's and women's volleyball programs at Division III Villa Julie College in Stephenson, Md., from 2001 to 2003. Letourneau's women's squads showed improvement each season, winning seven, eight and 14 matches, respectively, in his three seasons.

Before Villa Julie, Letourneau coached the Time Out Junior Olympic Volleyball Club. He has also coached at numerous camps over his career, including the Gold Medal Squared Volleyball Camp and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Girls Volleyball Camp. In 2002, he received a Program Level I coaching accreditation from USA Volleyball.

Letourneau gained valuable experience during his playing career. Over his six-year stint with the United States Air Force (1992-98), he was selected to the All-Services Volleyball Team and the All-Air Force Team (1994-95). He also played on the Florida Pro-Beach Volleyball Tour (1990-92) and began his playing career at Division II East Stroudsburg University in 1989.

Letourneau, a 2003 graduate of Towson University, is married to his wife of four years, Barbara, who is the head volleyball coach at Dunbar High School in Baltimore.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780