June 1, 2016
USA Volleyball Release
COLORADO SPRINGS - Ahead of his first season with the University of Denver volleyball program this fall, assistant coach Jesse Tupac has been named the technical coordinator for the United States Women's Junior National Team for the 2016 season, USA Volleyball announced.
The USWJNT's summer slate is headlined by the NORCECA Women's U20 Continental Championships from July 24-August 1 at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
"It is always an honor to be chosen to represent the United States in an international competition," Tupac said. "I look forward to the opportunity to work with and learn from a collection of some of the best coaches and players in the country. I am proud to represent the University of Denver and the USA in our hunt for gold at the 2016 NORCECA World Championship Qualifier."
Tupac has now been a member of four U.S. international tournament rosters, having previously won two gold medals and a silver in his three other appearances. In 2015, Tupac and the Senior National Team won the country's first gold medal in the Pan Am Games since 1965. Tupac's other previous experience with the Senior National Team came in the 2014 NORCECA World Championship Qualifier, an event the United States won in Colorado Springs.
In 2014, Tupac coached the NORCECA World Championship Qualifier for the Youth National Team. The United States won the silver in that tournament, a team that now makes up this year's Junior National Team that Tupac will have another opportunity to work with this summer.
To learn more about Tupac's previous international and collegiate experience, read his bio here.
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