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Craig Skinner might get his wish for people to run out of stands and join his team now

Kentucky coach Craig Skinner took his time kissing the national championship trophy Sunday during his team’s welcome home celebration in Memorial Coliseum. Why not? It has taken the UK coach from 2005 until now to get UK its first national title — the first volleyball national championship for the SEC. Kentucky is also only the 11th school to win a national volleyball crown.
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WATCH: Craig Skinner, Madison Lilley preview the national championship

This afternoon, Kentucky Volleyball head coach Craig Skinner and senior setter Madison Lilley — AVCA National Coach and Player of the Year, respectively — Zoomed with reporters to preview tomorrow night’s national championship match vs. Texas. We’ve brought you some highlights of the conversation already, but you can see their comments in their entirety below.
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Craig Skinner, Madison Lilley offer condolences on Terrence Clarke’s passing

Tomorrow night, Kentucky Volleyball will play for the national championship, a historic feat, but both head coach Craig Skinner and star player Madison Lilley started today’s press conference by acknowledging the passing of Terrence Clarke, the news of which broke during last night’s semifinal. “First of all, just want to...
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Craig Skinner, Madison Lilley named AVCA National Coach, Player of the Year

Craig Skinner and senior setter Madison Lilley have been named AVCA National Coach and Player of the Year, respectively, after leading Kentucky to its first-ever Final Four. The No. 2 overall seed Wildcats swept No. 7 Purdue 25-23, 25-20, 25-16 in Monday's Elite 8 to advance to the Final Four, where they'll take on No. 6 Washington Thursday night in Omaha. UK has yet to lose a set in the NCAA Tournament (9-0).
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Kentucky volleyball's Madison Lilley, Craig Skinner named AVCA Player, Coach of the Year

OMAHA, Neb. — Kentucky Volleyball's senior setter Madison Lilley was named the 2020-21 American Volleyball Coaches' Association National Player of the Year, the organization announced on Thursday. Additionally, Kentucky Volleyball head coach Craig Skinner was named the American Volleyball Coaches' Association's National Coach of the Year. Lilley becomes the first-ever...
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Craig Skinner Named AVCA National Coach of the Year

OMAHA, Neb. - Kentucky Volleyball head coach Craig Skinner was named the American Volleyball Coaches' Association's National Coach of the Year on Thursday. Skinner, who is in his 16th season as the head coach at Kentucky, was also named the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year by the SEC coaches, and the AVCA's All-Southeast Region Coach of the Year by the head coaches in the AVCA's Southeast Region.
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UK volleyball’s Madison Lilley, Craig Skinner earn AVCA national honors

OMAHA, Neb. – Kentucky Volleyball has had a historic year and that continued on Thursday ahead of the program’s first Final Four date. Head Coach Craig Skinner was named the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association’s National Coach of the Year, while senior setter Madison Lilley was named the 2020-21 American Volleyball Coaches’ Association National Player of the Year.
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LISTEN: KSR interviews UK Volleyball’s Craig Skinner

Before Kentucky Volleyball plays its first ever Final Four match tomorrow night, head coach Craig Skinner called in to Kentucky Sports Radio from Omaha. Coach Skinner joined the program to preview the Cats’ semifinal match with Washington, a battle of two defensive teams that can attack, as he described the matchup. Skinner also acknowledged the familiar foe in Washington, the team that knocked Kentucky from the last NCAA Tournament, but said Kentucky will be focused and competitive like it’s any other opponent once it begins.