Andy Banachowski Named Pacific Region Coach of the Year

Dec. 6, 2006

UCLA head women's volleyball coach Andy Banachowski has been named the Tachikara/AVCA Division I Pacific Region Coach of the Year, it was announced on Wednesday. Banachowski has coached the Bruins to a 31-3 record this season and UCLA is the No. 4 national seed in this year's NCAA Tournament.

UCLA finished tied for second in the Pac-10 this season, the best conference finish for the team since 1999. The Bruins won their first 20 matches this season and has been in the top-10 in ever CSTV/AVCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll this year, currently holding a No. 4 ranking.

The Bruins have 12 wins over other schools who have appeared in at least one Top 25 coaches poll and went 5-3 against the other Pac-10 schools currently ranked in the poll. The team's 31 wins this season is the most since 1994 when UCLA finished 32-4 and reached the NCAA Championship match.

This is Banachowski's 40th season at the helm of the UCLA women's volleyball program. He has won 1,035 matches and this is his first Tachikara/AVCA Division I Pacific Region Coach of the Year honor. He was named the Tachikara/AVCA Division I District Coach of the Year four times, in 1989, '92, '93 and '98.

UCLA returns to action on Friday night in the NCAA Regional Semifinals against No. 13 Oklahoma in Honolulu. The match is scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm local time, 6:30 pm Pacific Time.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Sep 05 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 10:00 AM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:30 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, Sep 23 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA