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Newman-Gonchar Selected as Assistant Coach for 2021 U.S. Women's U20 National Training Team

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— University of New Mexico head volleyball coach Jon Newman-Gonchar has been named as an assistant coach with the 2021 Women’s Indoor U20 National Training Team, as announced by USA Volleyball.

Newman-Gonchar is no stranger to working with USA Volleyball, most recently selected by Karch Kiraly to serve as head coach of the 2018 Team USA Pan American Cup team, where the squad took gold in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In 2017, Newman-Gonchar joined Team USA as a consultant coach for the FIVB World Grand Prix team that finished fifth in the world in Nanjng, China. Also, in the summer of 2017, the Pan American Cup team took gold in Lima, Peru at the annual NORCECA event.  Additionally, he previously served as assistant coach with the Pan American Cup team in 2015 in Lima, Peru and 2016 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where the U.S. won gold and bronze, respectively.

“I am thrilled to have been asked to represent Team USA on staff for this event,” Newman-Gonchar stated. “It is a premier international event, and one that will certainly be an amazing opportunity to be a part of! I look forward to bringing back many lessons from my time in Europe this summer to our UNM volleyball program!”

The Training Team will produce the 12-player roster that will compete in the 2021 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship held July 9-18 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Kortrijk, Belgium.

All members of the Women’s U20 National Training Team will participate in a training camp held June 28-July 8 at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, before the team is selected and travels to the competition site.

This will be a busy summer for Newman-Gonchar, who enters his third season at the helm of the Lobos, as the program is set to announce summer camp dates and the 2021 schedule in the coming weeks.