April 1, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan volleyball program and head coach Mark Rosen have announced the hiring of Skylar Lopas as the Wolverines' volunteer assistant coach, it was announced today (April 1).
Lopas comes to Ann Arbor from Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando, Fla., where he was the assistant coach of the varsity men's volleyball team. He also coached the Orlando Gold Volleyball club team since October 2013. Lopas was the head coach of the 18-year-old squad and the assistant to the 14 and under team. He also was a varsity assistant coach for the women's team and a substitute teacher at Freedom High School in Orlando in the fall of 2013.
Lopas is no stranger to the University of Michigan, having worked the U-M volleyball camp in the summer of 2013.
A 2013 graduate of Warner University in Lake Wales, Fla., Lopes was a captain of the Royals his senior season on the men's volleyball squad. He averaged 2.10 kills and 1.11 blocks per set in helping Warner to an 18-6 record in 2013.
"We're really excited to have Skylar join our staff," Rosen said. "Anytime somebody joins our program, it's something we take very seriously, and we're excited to have him bringing some outside influences and some different perspectives. At the same time, he's a young, up-and-coming coach who we think has great promise, and we're looking forward to help mentor and tutor him as he starts out his career."
Michigan opens its 2014 spring schedule this Saturday (April 5) against Northwestern in Cliff Keen Arena at 10 a.m.
Contact: Kent Reichert
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