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Posted at 4:06 p.m., Thursday, July 6, 2006

HPU names new volleyball coach

Advertiser Staff

San Jose City College's Daryl Kapis has been named Hawai'i Pacific University's new head women's volleyball coach, the school announced today.

Kapis, 35, replaces Tita Ahuna, who resigned after 10 seasons with the Sea Warriors. 

Kapis, of Santa Cruz, Calif., has 14 years of coaching experience at all levels, including stints with San Jose State University, UCLA, and USA Volleyball, according to HPU.

He spent the last three years as the head coach of the San Jose City College women's team, guiding them to a 26-5 overall record, and first league championship and state championship appearance. In his three seasons with the Jaguars, he had a 63-27 record.

"I'm very excited for this opportunity," Kapis said in a prepared statement. "I look forward to bringing various volleyball experiences to help HPU maintain and exceed the success of their nationally ranked program." 

The Sea Warriors advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA West Regional last season, finishing with a 24-3 overall record and a No. 8 final ranking in the AVCA poll.

"We have been very fortunate to find a coach such as Daryl," HPU athletics director Jill Ward said in a statement. "He has a proven record at the club and community college levels, and has great recruiting connections via those contacts. He also has ties with local club teams on-island and we look forward to him continuing our strong HPU volleyball tradition."