SUU’s Craig Choate Announces Retirement

Former Southern Utah University head volleyball coach Craig Choate has announced his retirement effective January 11, 2018.

“We are grateful for the years Craig gave the university and wish him the best as he enters retirement,” Southern Utah University Athletic Director Debbie Corum said.

The Thunderbirds finished the 2017 campaign 7-21, with a 2-14 record in Big Sky Conference play. The 2017 season was Choate’s third with the program.

Annie Stephens, who has been on the coaching staff and competed at Southern Utah University as a student-athlete, has been named interim head coach and placed in charge of team activities.

A national search for the next head volleyball coach will begin immediately.

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