June 12, 2012

Men’s Volleyball Signs Hurlburt

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College men’s volleyball coach Todd Caughlin announced today that Austin Hurlburt has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Cobras.

Hurlburt, a 6-foot-5-inch right-side player, is from Fort Macleod, Alberta. He was a four-sport athlete at F.P. Walshe High School in volleyball, track, hockey and baseball. In volleyball, he was part of a team that was third in provincials and won the zone championships three years straight. Hurlburt comes from the same club-team program as fellow Coker recruits Brett Parkin and Cooper Lyon.

“Austin will bring size, experience and intensity to our program,” said Caughlin. “He has the ability to put up a big block on the right side of the floor. His experience in the club program is very beneficial, and I think it will help his transition to play in Conference Carolinas.”

Austin is the son of Thane and Joy Hurlburt.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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