April 26, 1996 |
Ray Ratelle has more free time than he expected--or wanted. Ratelle, Long Beach State men's volleyball coach, had hoped to be hard at work this week on a plan to defeat UCLA in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation semifinals. He had hoped to be hard at work until the final men's volleyball match of the season. He had hoped to be smiling after the last match too, content that his hard work paid off in another national title. Truth is, Ratelle thought he would be a happy guy.
July 24, 1986
Brett Winslow, a 6-foot 5-inch middle blocker from University High School, has signed a national letter of intent to attend Cal State Long Beach, 49er volleyball Coach Ray Ratelle said Wednesday. Winslow, who also played basketball for the Trojans, was named most valuable player of the school's volleyball team this year. He also earned All-Sea View League and All-Southern Section 4-A honors.
May 20, 1995
Ed Ratledge, a 6-8 outside hitter for Fountain Valley, has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Long Beach State, 49er Coach Ray Ratelle said Friday. Ratelle, whose team finished 1995 at 18-9, third in the Pacific Division of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, also announced the 49ers had signed 6-6 middle blocker Gabe Brickey from Clovis Buchanan High. * Jon Habben of Irvine Valley signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at UC Irvine, Anteater Coach Andy Read said.
August 2, 1985
Robert J. Arkeilpane has been named to a newly created position of assistant athletic director for development at Cal State Fullerton. Arkeilpane, 26, previously served as the director of special projects for the State University of New York at Buffalo and was color commentator on the school's football games. Cal State Long Beach volleyball Coach Dixie Grimmett, who coached the 49er women's teams for the past 13 years, has resigned.
February 10, 1990 |
Cal State Northridge Coach John Price banked his team's chances of upsetting fifth-ranked Cal State Long Beach in a Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Assn. match Friday night on good defense and solid blocking. Unfortunately for the Matadors, Northridge's blocking and defense failed in the crucial fifth game and CSUN fell to the 49ers at home, 15-7, 3-15, 15-12, 13-15, 9-15.
May 6, 1991 |
Second-ranked Cal State Long Beach, which lost to USC in the NCAA men's volleyball final a year ago, has finally gained its revenge. "This is a dream come true," said Long Beach Coach Ray Ratelle after his team beat the top-ranked Trojans, 15-11, 15-6, 8-15, 15-8, Saturday night. "And I should know . . . I've been dreaming about this night for a long time."