The GCU men’s club volleyball team provides students with an opportunity to get on the court, work on their skills and compete as part of a team. The club volleyball season runs from August through April. Practice are held twice weekly in preparation for matches and tournaments. The goal is to play in six National Collegiate Volleyball Federation tournaments throughout the school year — two in the fall and four in the spring. Currently, the men’s club volleyball program is part of the Mountain West Volleyball Conference and tries to play matches against Arizona State, Arizona, Northern Arizona, Ottawa and St. Benedictine during the season.
The club program consisted of one team in the 2016-2017 season. The team took third place in an open tournament in Las Vegas and traveled to Kansas City to compete in the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation tournament. The 2017-2018 club program will have two men’s teams that will travel for competitions. These are exciting times and we look forward to the development of the program!
|Sunday||01/15/2017||at||Las Vegas Tournament||Las Vegas, NV||Tournament||5th L|
|Friday||03/03/2017||at||MWVC Conference Tournament||Away||Tournament||7th L|
|Friday||03/17/2017||at||Las Vegas Open Tournament||Las Vegas, NV||Tournament||3rd L|
|Thursday||04/13/2017||at||NCVF National Tournament||Away||Tournament||2-3 record W|
Chuck Hunter is in his second year as the men’s club volleyball coach at Grand Canyon University. He brings more than 15 years of coaching to the program at the college and high school levels. In 2014, he started the boys volleyball program at Northwest Community Christian High School, where his first team qualified for the state tournament.
Coach Hunter learned how to play the game from his high school youth pastor. He played as a senior at Upland High School in Southern California. During his only season on the team, he was voted Angeles League MVP and helped the team become league co-champions. He continued playing volleyball on Mt. San Antonio College and University of Colorado teams. At CU, his team won the Club Volleyball National Championships in 1993.
Coach Hunter is excited to advance the GCU men’s club volleyball program from its inaugural 2017 season. He has a passion for working with college students and coaching the sport that he loves. College can be the best time of our lives but it also comes with bumps and bruises as we mature into who God calls us to be. Volleyball is a great tool to help fight through adversity, learn discipline, mature in our faith and make great lifelong memories.
Coach Hunter graduated from Colorado Christian University with a degree in youth ministry and from Multnomah Biblical Seminary with a Master of Arts in pastoral studies. He worked for 11 years at Arizona Christian University in Student Life and as a volleyball coach. He is married to Nicole and has four kids – Quinn (20), Wesley (18), Anna (14) and Jane (13).