Back the Jacks

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball Excellence Fund

As the new head volleyball coach for SD State, it’s easy for me to talk about the recent energy that has surrounded our program. Amongst the community, administrators, our players, and even our biggest fans, there is a new “buzz” and excitement for the next era of Jackrabbit Volleyball. Many people have asked me, “How can I help with your vision for the program? In what ways can I make an impact?” My answer has been simple, the Volleyball Excellence Fund.

The Jackrabbit Club and specifically, the Volleyball Excellence Fund, provide a direct channel for those passionate supporters who want to help this program compete for Summit League Championships. With your support, our staff can provide an exceptional student-athlete experience while creating an entertaining and competitive on-court product. I’m confident that this program can join the other successful teams here at South Dakota State and your contribution helps us get there. You can find a detailed list of our fundraising goals below and I look forward to building a better relationship with our fans in the years to come.

Dan GeorgalasVolleyball Head Coach

Volleyball Excellence Fund Initiatives

Recruiting

To help our program become more competitive, our recruiting must be more competitive. It is not our focus to “spread a bigger net” and recruit in new regions, it is about focusing on South Dakota and our surrounding states and ensuring that the local talent stays home. Luckily, our coaching staff feels very comfortable recruiting in this region and has many recruiting relationships already established. Your contributions to this area ensure that our coaches can travel properly, use as many recruiting days as NCAA rules allow, and have the means available to attract and host recruits. This is priority #1!

Enhanced travel budget

Having funds to travel to elite competitions across the nation will extend our athletes’ seasons, allow them an even greater chance to compete at the highest level possible, and provide them with unique opportunities to succeed against the best programs in the country.

Athletic Gear and Equipment

Our world-class Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex (SJAC) provides our student-athletes a place to train and compete year- round, but new gear is vital to enhance the training experience, as well as heighten the impact of home competitions.

Champions/All-american board

We want to honor our long tradition of elite teams and individuals with a “Board of Champions” in the hallway with the existing trophy case and school records in the SJAC. This board would include the championship teams and All-American individuals from the NAIA, AIAW, NCAA College Division, NCAA Division II, and NCAA Division I eras. It would also highlight the NCAA postgraduate scholars and Academic All-American student-athletes.

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