Peter Kazlas Will Not Return as Men's and Women's Volleyball Head Coach

Peter Kazlas Will Not Return as Men's and Women's Volleyball Head Coach

BROOKLINE, Mass. - Newbury College Director of Athletics, Jonathan Harper, announced today that Peter Kazlas will not return as Head Men's and Women's Volleyball Coach effective Friday, April 13.

In two seasons as head coach of the men's and women's programs, Kazlas oversaw a men's team that went 15-34 and a women's program that went 14-32. In his first season, Kazlas coached the women's team to a 7-1 New England Collegiate Conference record and a share of the NECC Regular Season Championship. 

In that 7-1 conference season, Kazlas coached NECC Defensive Player of the Year Julia Leggett, two NECC First-Teamers, Leggett and Courtney Banks and a Second-Team All-NECC, Kataya Sykes.

In his two seasons as men's head coach, Kazlas qualified for the NECC Semifinals in both years.

"I want to wish Pete the best of luck in his future endeavors," said Harper. "I truly appreciate the dedication and time that Coach Kazlas gave to Newbury College and the volleyball programs. It is our hope that we will find a talented coach and recruiter as our next Head Men's and Women's Volleyball Coach."

An immediate search for Kazlas' replacement is underway.

About Newbury: Newbury College is a private, independent college located just minutes from Boston in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. Founded in 1962, Newbury College offers bachelor and associate degree programs in over 20 career-focused majors. Committed to personalized and experience-based teaching, Newbury inspires students to become independent thinkers, valuable collaborators, and global-minded citizens.