Ray Gooden

Volleyball adds Matt Sprague to coaching staff

Matt Sprague
The Northern Illinois University volleyball team has added Matt Sprague as an assistant coach, NIU head coach Ray Gooden announced Tuesday. Sprague comes to NIU from Saint Louis, where he served as a volunteer assistant last season. “We’re really excited to have Matt join the program,” Gooden said. “We think he has a lot of qualities that…

Huskies claim sixth straight AVCA Team Academic Award

Paige Dacanay, NIU Volleyball libero
The NIU volleyball team has earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the sixth consecutive season, the organization announced Monday. “It’s always great for our volleyball student-athletes to be recognized for their work in the classroom,” said NIU head coach Ray Gooden. “It helps us stay true our mission of excelling on the…

Volleyball unveils 2014 schedule

Paige Dacanay
The Northern Illinois University volleyball team released its 2014 schedule Monday, a slate that includes 12 home matches and seven contests against 2013 NCAA Tournament qualifiers. The Huskies’ schedule includes home matchups against in-state rivals Northwestern and UIC, in addition to contests against national powers Colorado, Iowa State, Louisville and Arizona State. For the first time, NIU…

More in Ray Gooden