Sport briefs 6/28/04

Richard Voit

<strong>UTD hires assistant Athletic Director</strong>

Albert Buckles has been named the assistant director for external affairs for UTD, Athletic Director Chris Gage announced June 15.

Buckles, a graduate and varsity basketball player at SIU-Edwardsville, earned his master’s of sports science from the U.S. Sports Academy in 2003.

“Albert is a welcome and important addition to our department,” Gage said in a press release.

He will work to cultivate relationships with community businesses, alumni and other supporters, Gage said.

<strong>Comet Volleyball adds one to staff</strong>

Zachary Villarreal has been appointed assistant coach for the newly-formed UTD women’s volleyball team.

Villarreal joins Head Coach Marci Sanders, with whom he coached at Angelo State for four seasons.

“Zach has always been a student of the game,” Sanders said in a June 15 UTD press release.

“He was eager to get back into the collegiate coaching ranks, and I believe he will be a valuable addition to our program,” Sanders said.

<strong>Rec sports to host 3-on-3 tournament</strong>

UTD recreational sports will hold a 3-on-3 basketball tournament July 13-14.

Registration extends now through July 7 in the Activity Center.

“It’s really the first time we’ve done something over the summer, but with such a good turnout this year for intramurals we thought we’d extend into the summer,” Coordinator of Intramurals and Club Sports Steve Anderson said.

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