Van Norden resigns as Privateers Volleyball Head Coach

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NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Vice President of Athletics and Recreation Tim Duncan has accepted the resignation of Millicent Van Norden, who is stepping down as head coach of the Privateers indoor volleyball program.

Van Norden led the Privateers for seven seasons and went 70-128 overall and 29-61 in Southland Conference play. The 70 wins rank fourth in program history. She was the lone head coach for the beach team, tallying a 46-109 mark.

“I want to thank coach Van Norden for her dedicated service to Privateer volleyball for the past seven years,” said Duncan. “She gave everything she could to the program, and we are appreciative that she left it in a much better place than it was when she arrived.”

Van Norden was hired in 2014 and led both the indoor team and was at the helm of the beach volleyball program when it became an intercollegiate sport for the Privateers.

The 2019 team featured UNO returning to the league tournament and two All-Southland selections. In 2015, the Privateers pulled off the third-biggest turnaround in the country in wins and losses with a 19-16 overall record and a trip to the conference tournament for the first time since joining the league prior to the 2013-14 academic year.

A national search is underway. Earlier this week, Duncan announced the separation of indoor and beach volleyball, and the indoor head coach will have two assistant coaches.

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