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Russ Rose Signs Five Year Extension With PSU

Penn State inks five year extension with women's volleyball head coach Russ Rose.

Penn State has signed a five year extension with women's volleyball head coach Russ Rose.

The Hall of Fame coach led the Nittany Lions to a record-setting seventh NCAA title in 2014, with six national championships in the past nine seasons. His PSU team has never posted fewer than 22 wins in a single season. Rose, is also the winningest coach in NCAA Division I history with 1,189 career victories.

He has been at the helm of the team for 37 seasons and has built Penn State's women's volleyball program into one of the country's consistenty elite programs. 

"Coach Rose is synonymous with success in every sense of the word," Penn State Athletic Director Sandy 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." 

"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." 

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