USC made it to the regional round of last year’s NCAA Tournament, but now face have the challenge of adjusting to a new coach. Photo by Alexandra Ting | Daily TrojanThe USC women’s volleyball team named Brent Crouch as the team’s next head coach on Tuesday.Crouch formerly served as head coach for the University of Portland’s women’s volleyball team since 2014.Mick Haley, who served 17 years as the head coach of the Trojans, was let go a week after the Women of Troy were narrowly defeated in a five-set contest against No. 3 Florida Gators in the regional title match. Haley led the Trojans to 17 consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament and compiled an overall record of 435-119, including a 25-10 mark this past year. Haley led the Trojans to two NCAA championships in 2002 and 2003 and won AVCA Coach of the Year in 2003. Crouch, meanwhile, served as the head coach of the Portland Pilots for four seasons. He led the team to a resurgent four years, following a winless season. The Trojans will be counting on Crouch to turn the Trojans back into championship contenders as well.Crouch took over Portland in 2014 following a 0-27 season in 2013. He led the team to a 7-23 record in his debut season and to a 16-15 and 17-13 record the two next seasons.This last year, Crouch led the Pilots to a 15-15 record as the team suffered numerous injuries that dogged the team throughout the season. His overall record with Portland stands at 55-66. Prior to his stint in Portland, Crouch also served as an assistant coach for the St. Mary Gaels women’s volleyball and as a head coach for the Gaels’ beach volleyball squad. Crouch also has experience working with the U.S. Volleyball program and the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball team.USC hopes Crouch can continue Haley’s run of success as he inherits a talented team with All-American outside hitter Khalia Lanier, and four starters returning for the 2018 season.
Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, June 9, 2015â€¢8:00 a.m. Ryan W. Fox, 37, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for expired registration and disobeyed stop sign.â€¢12 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 100 block W. 20th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Troy W. Wylie, 38, Wellington and a Fixed Object/Gas Meter owned by Kansas Gas Service, Arkansas City.â€¢12:45 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of fishing equipment in the 400 block S. Olive, Wellington.â€¢1:21 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 100 block N. Washington, Wellington.â€¢2 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1300 block N. C, Wellington involving vehicles operated by juvenile male, 16, Wellington and Eric D. Watts, 27, Wellington.â€¢2 p.m. Juvenile male, 16, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Disobeyed Stop Sign.â€¢4:15 p.m. Officers investigated a battery and criminal damage by a known suspect to property in the 1100 block S. C, Wellington.â€¢4:15 p.m. Juvenile male, 15, Wellington was referred to juvenile court for battery and criminal damage to property.â€¢10:03 p.m. Officers investigated an aggravated assault in the 400 block E. 7th, Wellington.
A 12-member mixed High Court jury on Tuesday unanimously returned a not guilty verdict against 36-year-old Nandram Ganesh, who was accused on two counts of rape when his trial commenced before Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall at the Sexual Offences Court of the Demerara High Court.The indictment against Ganesh detailed that during January 2014 and April 28, 2014, he engaged in sexual penetration with a 26-year-old woman without her consent.The now free man had pleaded not guilty to the charges at the commencement of his trial last week. Ganesh was represented by Attorney-at-Law Stanley Moore, who argued that his client and the victim were involved in a relationship and had consensual sex.The State’s case was presented by Prosecutor Teriq Mohammed in association with Sarah Martin.Justice Ramlall, when informing Ganesh that he was free to go, encouraged him to be grateful for the second chance.
1 Gylfi Sigurdsson will only be allowed to leave Swansea for a £50million fee Swansea have put a £50million price tag on Gylfi Sigurdsson.The move comes as the Icelandic playmaker continues to be heavily linked with Everton and Leicester.Swansea remain determined to keep hold of Sigurdsson, who was named the club’s player of the year for the second successive campaign last season.The 27-year-old scored nine league goals and had 13 assists in a team which spent the entire season battling against relegation.It was understood Swansea wanted at least £40million if they were to sell Sigurdsson, but that figure has now been revised with transfer fees spiralling this summer.Sigurdsson has three years left on his contract having signed a new deal last August.He has scored 30 goals in 112 games since the Swans signed him from Tottenham for £6.8m in July 2014.Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins revealed in February that Sigurdsson was the subject of “substantial offers” during the last transfer window, with interest understood to have come from both home and abroad.Sigurdsson said at the club’s end-of-season awards in May that he was happy at Swansea and would only leave the Liberty Stadium if the club wanted to sell him.Everton have spent big in the summer transfer window so far with Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen, Michael Keane, Henry Onyekuru, Nathangelo Markelo and Sandro Ramirez joining their former player Wayne Rooney at Goodison Park.The Toffees’ coffers are also set to be swelled by the sale of striker Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United for an initial £75m.Leicester have also been strongly linked with Sigurdsson, particularly as Riyad Mahrez’s future has been in doubt after the Algeria international expressed his desire to leave the King Power Stadium.Swansea midfielder Jack Cork, meanwhile, is in talks to join Burnley, a club where he has had two previous loan spells.Cork, 28, has played 80 league games for Swansea since joining from Southampton in a £3m deal in January 2015.But he lost his first-team place as Swansea secured their top-flight survival under Paul Clement.And Cork’s game time could become even more limited following the £11m signing of Las Palmas midfielder Roque Mesa.