Chris Tamas Named New Head Coach at Illinois
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Chris Tamas Named New Head Coach at Illinois

February 10, 2017

Nebraska will be looking for another new assistant volleyball coach as Chris Tamas has been named the new head coach at Illinois.

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Tamas spent the past two season at Nebraska, coordinating the Huskers’ block and defense. He also coordinated scouting reports for the Huskers. His wife, Jen,  was a volunteer assistant for Nebraska.

“When Kevin Hambly was selected as Stanford’s new head coach, I had a feeling that Chris would be the next head coach at Illinois,” Nebraska head coach John Cook said. “We are very happy for Chris and Jen. They have earned this opportunity. We are really going to miss them. Our staff the last two years has been very tight and supportive of each other on and off the court. Chris and Jen definitely made a great impact and impression on Nebraska volleyball the past two years. I know they struggled with this decision to leave Nebraska, but the Illinois program is a great opportunity to coach in the Big Ten.”

Tamas is the second assistant to leave Nebraska this season. Dani Busboom Kelly was named the head coach at Louisville last last year. Nebraska hired former Husker Kayla Banwarth as her replacement.

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