Nebraska will be looking for another new assistant volleyball coach as Chris Tamas has been named the new head coach at Illinois.
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.”
Brandon is the Managing Editor for Hail Varsity and has covered Nebraska athletics for the magazine and web since 2012, Hail Varsity’s first season on the scene. His sports writing has also been featured by Fox Sports, The Guardian and CBS Sports.