GREENWOOD – Lander Athletics Director Brian Reese has announced the addition of men's volleyball as a varsity sport beginning in 2019-20.
"I am very excited to announce the creation of the men's volleyball program here at Lander," said Reese. "Men's volleyball is a growing sport and will provide a great opportunity for young men to continue playing a game they love while receiving an elite education here at Lander. This program will serve as an excellent addition to the culture of our athletics program."
Lander will become the fifth school to offer men's volleyball at the NCAA level in the state of South Carolina. Division I and Division II schools compete at the same level in NCAA men's volleyball. The Bearcats will begin competition in the spring of 2020.
Lander will now begin a nationwide search for a men's volleyball coach, which will conclude by July 15.