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Aug. 28, 2002

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia head volleyball coach Melissa Aldrich Shelton has announced the selection of Jason Kozak as assistant volleyball coach. Kozak joins the Virginia coaching staff after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001.

Kozak comes to Virginia after serving as an assistant coach at UPenn this past season. He helped the Quakers to the Ivy League Co-Championship and a NCAA Tournament appearance. Prior to coaching at UPenn, Kozak was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Appalachian State from 1999 to 2001. During his tenure, Appalachian State advanced to the Southern Conference Tournament in 1999 and 2000. Kozak began his collegiate career as an assistant coach at his alma mater, SUNY-Brockport, and helped the Golden Eagles to the 1998 SUNY Athletic Conference West Co-Championship.

A Rochester, N.Y., native, Kozak graduated from SUNY-Brockport in 1997 with a degree in Physical Education/Teacher Certification. He also received an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Physical Studies from Monroe Community College in 1994. While at SUNY-Brockport, Kozak was a member of the school’s club volleyball team from 1994 to 1997. He also played club volleyball and varsity soccer at Monroe Community College.

In June of 2002, Kozak married Stacey Moll of Allentown, Pa.

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