UNM Athletic Director Eddie Nunez made his first head coach hire on Monday, as he officially filled the volleyball head coach vacancy by hiring Jon Newman-Gonchar.
Newman-Gonchar comes to UNM after serving as the associate head coach at the University of Arkansas for the past three seasons.
Newman-Gonchar will be the 10th head coach for women’s volleyball at UNM. He replaces Jeff Nelson, who was the head coach at UNM for 12 years.
Eddie Nunez had this to say about Jon Newman-Gonchar:
“I’m excited to welcome Jon and have him be our head volleyball coach. We wanted someone with a wide breadth of experience and someone that will bring excitement and championships to Lobo Volleyball. Jon has been at all levels of Division I, and he has tremendous national team experience. We look forward to having Jon and his wife Morgan join the Lobo family,” said Nunez.