Posts tagged with Ray Bechard

Ray Bechard: KU volleyball ‘riding a pretty good wave’ into Sweet 16

After his team knocked out Creighton and advanced to the program’s first Sweet 16 since 2015, Kansas volleyball head coach Ray Bechard said he was impressed with the Jayhawks’ resilience and offensive execution in a second-round NCAA Tournament win.


Ray Bechard: KU volleyball peaking at right time

After his Kansas volleyball team knocked out No. 19 Oregon — in 3 sets — in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, head coach Ray Bechard explained how the young team’s loose approach is working well for the Jayhawks lately.


Ray Bechard talks Final Four, facing Nebraska in hostile territory

Kansas volleyball coach Ray Bechard, in his 18th season with the Jayhawks, leads the program to its first Final Four this week.

Bechard likes that the Big 12 and midwest represented well in the NCAA Tournament this season, with Minnesota, Nebraska and Texas joining KU as national semifinalists, but he jokes it won’t exactly be a neutral setting when the Jayhawks face the Huskers in Omaha Thursday night (8:30 p.m., ESPN2).

An offseason trip to play some international competition, Bechard adds, helped mold this KU team (30-2) into something special.

And although KU has never defeated Nebraska in volleyball — the Huskers own the series, 86-0-1 — Bechard likes that this group of Jayhawks has never faced the former Big 12 juggernaut.