UNLV roundup: Fredrick’s contract not renewed as volleyball coach

UNLV volleyball coach Cindy Fredrick’s contract will not be renewed, athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois announced Sunday.

The Rebels went 122-94 in Fredrick’s seven seasons, including 8-23 — with a 4-14 Mountain West mark — in 2017. UNLV had winning records in each of the previous five seasons, with a minimum of 16 victories per season.

The 2016 squad won 24 matches, tying for the second-most in program history, placed third in the league at 12-6 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

“We appreciate the time Coach Fredrick spent at UNLV leading our volleyball team,” Reed-Francois said. “However, in evaluating the overall program, we need to go in a new direction.”

In all, Fredrick has been a collegiate head coach for 31 seasons — 30 at the NCAA Division I level — and led three programs to 11 NCAA Tournament berths.

A national search will commence immediately for Fredrick’s replacement.

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