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Jacobs to head camp in Aug.

By Staff | Jun 30, 2011

The Marshall University satellite volleyball camp will be held at Tyler Consolidated High School July 25-28. The annual summer event is conducted by the coaching staff and players at Marshall University, under the direction of MU Head Coach Mitch Jacobs.

The camp is open to girls ages 10-18.

Age groups will be divided. High school sessions will be held daily from 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Middle school sessions will be held from 12:30-3 p.m.

The cost is $70 per high school camper or $65 per middle school camper. amp is limited to 32 campers per session.

Make checks payable to Mitch Jacobs and mail them to Coach Summers, 950 Maple Lane, SIstersville. WV 26175. Checks will not be accepted after July 15.

For more informtion or to obtain a registration form, call Tracy Summers at 304-771-4723.

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The Marshall University volleyball team has been nothing short of spectacular since the arrival of head coach Mitch Jacobs in 2002. The two-time Conference USA Coach of the Year enters his ninth year with the Marshall program after guiding the Thundering Herd to seven 20-plus win seasons in his first eight campaigns.

The 2009 Thundering Herd posted a 22-9 (10-6 Conference USA) tally, which included a school record nine-consecutive victories to open the season. The season start of nine-straight wins surpassed the 1980 MU previous record of six wins.

The next win for Jacobs will mark the 350th of his collegiate coaching career. He has amassed a record of 349-201 during his 17 years as a head coach.

In the eight seasons as head coach of the Herd, Jacobs has led MU to several individual and team milestones. Since the realignment of Conference USA in 2005, he has coached three-time C-USA Player of the Year Kelly-Anne Billingy, C-USA Setter of the Year Katie Stein, 12 Player’s of the Week, 10 Setter’s of the Week and has seen 15 players named to an All-C-USA squad.

Jacobs has posted seasons of the three most conference victories and the three longest winning streaks during his time as head coach. MU earned the most league wins in program history (15) in both 2005 and 2007 and tallied 12 conference wins in 2006. The longest win streak for MUVB is 12 matches, which took place during the historic 2005 season. The streak ran from October 21 to November 20, and the team won a stretch of 19-of-20 during that season.

Coach Jacobs has also taken pride in working within the youth volleyball community. Coach has worked within the USAV youth programs over his 20 years of coaching. In the Huntington area, Coach Jacobs and the Marshall program have been the force behind a 400 percent increase in USAV participation over the past right years.