FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Men’s volleyball will be returning to Indiana Tech after a 45-year absence.
The school announced plans to launch a team that will begin competition next school year. A head coach has yet to be selected.
“With the growth of the sport in the NAIA and the WHAC, we felt it was a good opportunity to bring a new program into the Warrior family,” athletic director Debbie Warren said in a statement. “We believe that men’s volleyball will increase the diversity of the department and our campus as a whole.”
The Warriors men’s volleyball team will play in the National Interscholastic Athletics Association and the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference like in other university-sanctioned athletics. Tech previously sponsored men’s volleyball as a full-fledged sport from 1962 to 1973, and the Warriors played in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association.
Including men’s volleyball, Indiana Tech will soon offers 26 sports, which partner with Parkview Sport Medicine for athletic training, nutrition, athletic rehabilitation and other medical services for Warrior student athletes.
The NAIA added men’s volleyball as an invitational sport starting in 2015, and made it a national championship sport in this school year.