UC Irvine head men's volleyball coach John Speraw was named 2012 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year after capturing the MPSF Tournament and qualifying for the NCAA Championship.
Speraw, in his 10th year at UCI, led the Anteaters to their fourth NCAA Championship appearance after the Anteaters won their second MPSF Tournament with a pair of five-set, come-from-behind wins in the semifinal and final. UCI was the fourth seed for the tournament, after finishing in a three-way tie for second a 17-5 record.
The Anteaters (24-5) are the No. 1 seed in the four-team NCAA Championship. They play No. 4-seeded Penn State in the semifinals on Thursday at 7 p.m. at USC's Galen Center.
— From staff reports