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Women’s Volleyball Coach Abruptly Fired

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Image courtesy of NYU Athletics

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By Sayer Devlin, News Editor

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NYU Women’s Volleyball Head Coach Jolie Ward was fired on Monday, Oct. 16. Women’s and Men’s Assistant Volleyball Coach Karl France was named Acting Head Coach the same day.

Though the team was 5-19 under Ward this season, the timing is unusual, as women’s volleyball has several games left on its schedule and senior night — a day to honor the seniors on the team — is this Thursday.

“We cannot comment on personnel matters,” Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Athletics Christopher Bledsoe said. “We wish Ms. Ward good luck with her future endeavors.”

A player on the team, who asked to remain anonymous, was taken by surprise when she heard the news. She said the team has been kept in the dark about the reason for Ward’s firing.

“Truthfully, no one knows anything except that she was fired,” the player said.

NYU will begin a search for the next Women’s Volleyball coach when the season concludes, Bledsoe said in a statement.

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Sayer Devlin, Managing Editor
Sayer Devlin is the Managing Editor for the Washington Square News. He’s an economics major in the College of Arts and Science. He was born in Tokyo, has lived in Paris, London and New York and when he’s not pretending to work, Sayer is spending too much time paying attention to sports, politics and Twitter.
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