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Teetzel Resigns as Volleyball Coach to Take Similar Position at Division II Valdosta State

Frostburg, Md. ... Frostburg State University head volleyball and assistant softball coach Jon Teetzel has resigned to become the head volleyball coach at Division II Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga. Teetzel replaces Paul Cantrell, who left to take an assistant coaching position at Division I Fairfield (Conn.) University.

"I'm very excited about the opportunity to coach at the Division II level," said Teetzel. "I truly enjoyed my stay at Frostburg State and will miss the program and the people I have worked with over the past year."

In his lone year as FSU's head volleyball coach, Teetzel led the Bobcats to a 34-4 overall record, their fourth straight Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship and a second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Frostburg State defeated Baldwin-Wallace, 3-1, in the opening round for its first-ever NCAA tournament victory. Teetzel was named AMCC Co-Coach of the Year for his efforts.

Under Teetzel's tutelage, the Bobcats posted their third straight 12-0 record in AMCC regular-season competition and led Division III in hitting percentage with a .329 clip. FSU compiled 15- and 17-game winning streaks, and four players were named to the All-AMCC squad, including senior Sara Schwartz, who claimed AMCC Most Valuable Player honors.

"We really appreciate Jon's abilities, talents and the year he gave us, especially having taken us to the NCAA Tournament again." said FSU Athletic Director Ralph Brewer. "We wish him well on the Division II level. I'm sure he will build an excellent program there."

Teetzel also served as the assistant coach for the Bobcat softball team, helping the team to a 14-17 overall finish and a 6-4 mark in the AMCC.

A native of Chatham, Ontario, Teetzel received his bachelor's degree in athletic training from Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University in 1996 before earning his master's in physical education in 1998 from the State University of West Georgia, where he served two years as a graduate assistant coach for the volleyball and softball programs.

Before his arrival in Frostburg, Teetzel spent a year as the head coach for softball and volleyball at Keuka (N.Y.) College.

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