Finding balance: How coaches juggle demands of career and fatherhood

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Heather Olmstead named women’s volleyball head coach at BYU

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PROVO, Utah — Brigham Young University director of athletics Tom Holmoe today announced the appointment of Heather Olmstead as the new women’s volleyball head coach at BYU. She takes over from Shawn Olmstead, who guided the program from 2011-14.

Shawn Olmstead named men’s volleyball head coach at BYU

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PROVO, Utah — Brigham Young University director of athletics Tom Holmoe today announced the appointment of Shawn Olmstead as the new men’s volleyball head coach at BYU. He takes over from Chris McGown, who served as the coach of the Cougars from 2012-15.

Olmstead has been the women’s volleyball head coach at BYU since 2011. In four seasons he led the Cougars to a combined 103-25 record and three trips to the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships, including a national runner-up finish in 2014.

BYU Football Media Day on Wednesday

PROVO, Utah – In preparation for the 2015 season, BYU will host its fifth annual Football Media Day on Wednesday, June 24, at the BYU Broadcasting Building.

Austin to return for 2015-16 season

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PROVO, Utah – BYU forward Nate Austin has been granted a medical hardship waiver from the West Coast Conference and will be eligible for a fifth season.

“Having Nate back for this season will be a big boost for our team,” BYU coach Dave Rose said. “His experience will help us on both ends of the floor. Nate brings great enthusiasm and leadership so we’re excited to have him back.”

2014-15 BYU sports year in review

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Walker and 4x400 team fifth, Flint 10th at NCAA Championships

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EUGENE, Oregon – Shaquille Walker took fifth in the 800 meters and Steve Flint placed 10th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Friday night.

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Bravo to play for Team Mexico

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PROVO, Utah – For the second year in a row, BYU center fielder Gordy Bravo will represent Mexico by playing with the national women's fastpitch softball team this summer in a series of international competitions beginning with the World Cup of Softball X, June 29-July 5, in Irvine, California.

"Playing for Team Mexico is all for the love of the game and the love for your country,” Bravo said. “I'm truly proud and hold my head high when I wear that jersey that says Mexico across my chest."

Summary of 2015 season

Freshman All-American Colton Shaver led BYU with 13 home runs in the Cougars' successful 2015 season. (Photo by BYU Photo/Mark Philbrick)

PROVO, Utah--In the recently concluded 2015 season, BYU's baseball team ended with a 28-25 overall record and a 16-11 mark in the West Coast Conference, well above the sixth place prediction by the WCC coaches poll. Not only did BYU attain the goal of qualifying for the four-team WCC Championships, it earned the No. 3 seed.