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Russ Rose Signs Five-Year Contract Extension

Penn State women’s volleyball’s all-time wins leader and treasured Hall Of Fame coach won’t be leaving Happy Valley anytime soon.

Russ Rose signed a five-year contract extension to ensure that he’ll remain the head coach of Penn State for the foreseeable future. The extension was announced earlier today by Athletic Director Sandy Barbour.

“Coach Rose is synonymous with success in every sense of the word,” Barbour said. “I’m thrilled that this extension means we will enjoy the benefits of his leadership for years to come. Our student-athletes, University and community have been the beneficiaries of his talents and ability to bring the nation’s most talented, brightest and driven student-athletes to Penn State.”

Rose, who led the Nittany Lions to their 35th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, discussed the extension in a statement where he expressed his excitement in being able to remain at Penn State and continue the school’s tradition of success on the volleyball court.

“I think it’s obvious I wouldn’t want to coach anywhere else and it’s great that we can agree to five more years,” Rose said. “Penn State is a special place and I’m honored to be the coach. I hope we can continue to recruit players who want to continue the rich tradition of Penn State volleyball.”

Penn State’s 2015 NCAA Tournament run ended at the hands of Hawaii in the Sweet 16, but with five starters returning for the 2016 season (including Haleigh Washington), the future of Penn State women’s volleyball remains as bright as it’s ever been. With Rose at the helm, it’s safe to assume the Lions are gearing up for another title run in the not-so-distant future.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]

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