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Mentoring in Minneapolis
May 03, 2017
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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - For the second straight year, UCF head volleyball coach Todd Dagenais was appointed co-head coach of the U.S. Collegiate National Team earlier this week by USA Volleyball.

Dagenais will work with CNT-Minneapolis. Last season, he served as a co-head coach for CNT-Indianapolis.

"I really enjoyed my experience last year working with the U.S. National Collegiate Team," said Dagenais. "The athletes and coaches represent all the great characteristics USA Volleyball stands for. These very talented women are trying hard to climb the ladder to the national team. I look forward to helping mentor them to their dreams. Most importantly I appreciate Karch Kiraly and the national team staff for trusting me with the development of future national team prospects."

The CNT-Minneapolis squad will train from June 22-26 at the University of Minnesota. The program is divided into three 12-member rosters from the training portion and will compete in a round-robin format at the Minneapolis Convention Center from June 27-30. The matches are held under the same roof as the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships.

All of the CNT programs are part of the USA Volleyball High Performance pipeline and are considered second tryouts for the U.S. Women's National Team.

Dagenais is no stranger to working with USA Volleyball as he has spent many summers working with the national and junior national teams since 2000.

In addition to his CNT roles, Dagenais was also part of the U.S. Volleyball Women's National Team coaching delegation to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He also spent time as a volunteer assistant coach with the U.S. Women's National Team where he joined the team on domestic and foreign tours. Since his involvement in the 2004 Olympics, Dagenais has continued his work with USA volleyball as a lead court coach and director of USA High Performance tryouts.

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