Eastern Washington Volleyball Coach Resigns - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Eastern Washington Volleyball

Eastern Washington Volleyball Coach Resigns

Updated:
© EWU volleyabll coach Miles Kydd resigned from the program Tuesday citing personal reasons (Photo: EWU Athletics) © EWU volleyabll coach Miles Kydd resigned from the program Tuesday citing personal reasons (Photo: EWU Athletics)

by EWU Athletics

Eastern Washington University has announced the resignation of head volleyball coach Miles Kydd, effective Tuesday. Kydd tendered his resignation for personal reasons.

Currently the associate head coach for EWU volleyball, Lisa Westlake will serve as interim head coach for the duration of the 2012 season.

"I accepted Coach Kydd's resignation today," said EWU Athletics Director Bill Chaves. "We are fortunate to have someone of Coach Westlake's caliber step in as interim head coach and look forward to her leading the program for the remainder of the season."

An official search for Eastern's next head volleyball coach will commence once the 2012 season is complete.

Kydd will be leaving the program after nine years as a member of the Eagle volleyball coaching staff. He was named head coach in January 2008, after four years as an assistant under former EWU head coach Wade Benson.

In his four years at the helm, Kydd compiled a 57-60 (.487) overall record and 40-25 (.615) mark in the Big Sky Conference. In 2008, his inaugural year as head coach, Kydd was selected as the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Eagles to a BSC regular-season title.

Eastern advanced to the postseason in three of his four years, and had nine different players named to one or more All-Big Sky Conference teams, including 2008 MVP Hayley Hills.

Westlake is in her fifth season with the Eagles, as she signed on with Kydd in 2008. Westlake was promoted to associate head coach in 2012.

Prior to arriving at Eastern, she served as director of operations at Gonzaga University for the 2007 season and was a volunteer assistant coach with the Bulldogs the year before.

The well-traveled Westlake actually worked on three different continents in her three jobs before coming to Cheney. Prior to her time at Gonzaga, she was the head coach at Alconbury High School in Cambridgeshire, England, where she led the AHS squad to a European title. She has also served as an assistant coach at Kinnick High School in Yokosuka, Japan.

Since moving to Spokane, Westlake has coached some of the best volleyball players in the area as the U-18 national head coach with the Spokane Splash volleyball club.

She has led her club teams to two Junior National Championship appearances in the "Open Division," which is the most competitive of the tournament's groupings. In 2008, her team earned its bid after winning the Pacific Northwest Qualifier, marking the first such achievement for a Northwest-based team.

She played volleyball at the University of Oregon from 1983-84, and helped lead her team to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 1984. As a setter, Westlake (formerly Gemoya) was an All-NorPac first-team selection in 1984 and second-team honoree in 1983. She holds the Oregon all-time career record for assists per set (10.95) and service aces per set (0.71), and still ranks among the top ten in school history for career assists (1,401). Westlake followed her collegiate career by playing professional volleyball both indoors and on the beach.

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • Eastern Washington AD Bill Chaves In Studio

    Eastern Washington AD Bill Chaves In Studio

    Eastern Washington University Athletic Director Bill Chaves joined SWX's Sam Adams in the Fasteners Sports Studio to talk about Eagle football and the upcoming season.>>
    Eastern Washington University Athletic Director Bill Chaves joined SWX's Sam Adams in the Fasteners Sports Studio to talk about Eagle football and the upcoming season.
    >>
  • Williams Shuts Down Bells, Before Bats Rally To End Skid

    Williams Shuts Down Bells, Before Bats Rally To End Skid

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:06 AM EDT2014-07-23 07:06:17 GMT
    YAKIMA, Wash. – When the top two pitching staffs in the West Coast League, you can expect a quality pitching performance. That’s exactly what the Yakima Valley Pippins and Bellingham Bells delivered Tuesday night, as the Pippins rallied late to win, 6-1 at County Stadium.Brandon Williams was the early story for Yakima Valley (22-15), shining in front of a crowd of 1,449. The right-hander out of Central Washington University was perfect through his first five innings of work, inducing multiple...>>
    YAKIMA, Wash. – When the top two pitching staffs in the West Coast League, you can expect a quality pitching performance. That’s exactly what the Yakima Valley Pippins and Bellingham Bells delivered Tuesday night, as the Pippins rallied late to win, 6-1 at County Stadium.Brandon Williams was the early story for Yakima Valley (22-15), shining in front of a crowd of 1,449. The right-hander out of Central Washington University was perfect through his first five innings of work, inducing multiple...>>
  • Petrino Boots Epps From Vandal Football Team

    Petrino Boots Epps From Vandal Football Team

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:03:02 GMT
    University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino Sunday today the dismissal of senior wide receiver Dezmon Epps from the Vandal football team.>>
    University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino Sunday today the dismissal of senior wide receiver Dezmon Epps from the Vandal football team.>>
  • Eastern WashingtonEWUMore>>

  • Eastern Washington AD Bill Chaves In Studio

    Eastern Washington AD Bill Chaves In Studio

    Eastern Washington University Athletic Director Bill Chaves joined SWX's Sam Adams in the Fasteners Sports Studio to talk about Eagle football and the upcoming season.>>
    Eastern Washington University Athletic Director Bill Chaves joined SWX's Sam Adams in the Fasteners Sports Studio to talk about Eagle football and the upcoming season.
    >>
  • Former EWU Star Stuckey Lands With Pacers

    Former EWU Star Stuckey Lands With Pacers

    Rodney Stuckey will play with the Indiana Pacers next season after signing a one-year deal on Wednesday. (Photo: Wiki)Rodney Stuckey will play with the Indiana Pacers next season after signing a one-year deal on Wednesday. (Photo: Wiki)
    A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Indiana Pacers have agreed to terms with free agent guard Rodney Stuckey on a one-year deal to help replace the departed Lance Stephenson.Stuckey and the Pacers came to the agreement on Wednesday, one day after the Charlotte Hornets swooped in to land Stephenson.>>
    A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Indiana Pacers have agreed to terms with free agent guard Rodney Stuckey on a one-year deal to help replace the departed Lance Stephenson.Stuckey and the Pacers came to the agreement on Wednesday, one day after the Charlotte Hornets swooped in to land Stephenson.
    >>
  • Eags Add ASU Transfer To Secondary

    Eags Add ASU Transfer To Secondary

    Cornerback Rashad Wadood -- Eastern's second Pac-12 Conference transfer in as many seasons – has been admitted and enrolled at Eastern Washington University, and will join the Eagle football program when practices begin on July 31, head coach Beau Baldwin announced Wednesday, July 16.The>>
    Cornerback Rashad Wadood -- Eastern's second Pac-12 Conference transfer in as many seasons – has been admitted and enrolled at Eastern Washington University, and will join the Eagle football program when practices begin on July 31, head coach Beau Baldwin announced Wednesday, July 16.The
    >>