Sanders in as new volleyball coach

5/22/2013

Sanders in as new volleyball coach

Sanders in as new volleyball coach

By ADAM HOLT

aholt@gctelegram.com

Garden City Community College's new volleyball head coach will bring a local touch to the position.

Harvey Sanders, a Garden City High School graduate, was announced Tuesday as the new head coach for the Broncbusters volleyball program. He replaces Rob Lutz, who resigned in late April. Sanders will be introduced at a 9 a.m. Friday press conference at the Perryman Athletic Complex, alongside new women's basketball head coach Nick Salazar.

Sanders comes over from Frisco Athletic Network, where he was a senior coach and director of coaches at Lonestar Volleyball Club, in Frisco, Texas.

Sanders has also served as assistant coach at North Texas, Bethune Cookman (Fla.) College, and was head coach at Newman University and Pratt Community College. He graduated from Fort Hays State University, where he also served as a graduate assistant. Sanders also spent years working for USA Volleyball.

"We're just really excited about Harvey, and what he can bring to the table," GCCC athletic director Ryan Ruda said. "Just overseeing his interaction with the team, and visiting with the team that's going to be returning, they have a lot of excitement in visiting, and having a chance to meet him."

Sanders' parents still reside in Garden City, and his younger brother, Jeff, is an assistant coach at Wichita State.

Sanders brings a combination of local familiarity, as well as national connections.

"He's one whose grown up here in Garden City, so he's fmailiar with the layout of Kansas, and has connections in-state, but also has an extensive network otuside of Kansas, as well," Ruda said.

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