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Scott joins volleyball staff

Former Blue Raider returns to alma mater

May 29, 2012 · Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - After helping the Middle Tennessee volleyball program begin it's impressive run of six consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances as a player, former Blue Raider standout Quan Scott has joined the staff as an assistant coach as announced by head coach Matt Peck on Tuesday.

"With having such a young team coming in next year, we felt it was important to bring in someone who was familiar with our system and the way we do things," Peck said. "Quan has a very high volleyball IQ, and she's been very impressive in her six years working camps for us. She's exactly what we were looking for. "

"It's very exciting for me to come back and see all the changes," Scott said. "I'm back to not only help carry on the tradition that we started, but to improve upon it."

Scott will fill the role vacated by Izabela Kozon, who left earlier this year to pursue professional playing opportunities in her native Poland.

Scott is the only Blue Raider in history to have earned a spot on three consecutive All-Sun Belt Tournament teams, helping the Blue and White to the program's second and third NCAA Tournament appearances in 2006 and 2007. The Bakersfield, Calif., native was especially important in 2007, hitting .380 and averaging 1.05 blocks per game to help lead MT to a 35-3 record and an appearance in the Penn State Regional.

"It doesn't feel like it's been that long," Scott said. "I love that I was here for the beginning, but I really want to help this program break new ground and build on what we've already accomplished."

"Quan was here from day one," Peck said. "She saw how we built this program up and what it takes to be competitive. She gets it, and she can serve as a role model for our new players as well as our returners."

Scott joins the program after a decorated professional career in Finland, Croatia and Norway.

"I think one of my major assets is that I've seen the way things are done at a number of different places," Scott said. "Going overseas has helped me grow as both a player and a person, and it's taught me a lot different techniques and ways of doing things. I really think that will help me as I move into coaching."

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