UCLA Hires Mike Sealy as Volleyball Assistant Coach

July 19, 2002

Mike Sealy, one of the finest setters in UCLA volleyball history, has been named assistant men's volleyball coach, the Athletic Department announced Friday. Sealy replaces John Speraw, who will assume the head coaching position at UC Irvine, Aug. 1.

As a senior in 1993, Sealy led the Bruins to a 24-3 record, a conference championship and their 14th NCAA title. He earned All-America and Player of the Year honors that season while setting the Bruins to an attack percentage of .420, an NCAA record.

Upon graduating from UCLA in 1994, Sealy played professionally for several years in Switzerland, Belgium, Holland and Puerto Rico.

"Mike Sealy has been playing professionally since 1993, and he has established himself as one of the premier setters in the world," said Head Coach Al Scates. "He is just embarking on his coaching career and we feel he'll be able to expertly train our young setters and hone senior starter Rich Nelson's skills next season."

Sealy, 31, has previous coaching experience. He served one season as Cal State Northridge's volunteer assistant coach in 2000, and worked the 2001 season at UCLA in the same capacity. He will begin his duties Aug. 1.


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