Bellush Resigns as Head Volleyball CoachJuly 3, 2012
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. –Danyel Bellush has resigned as Head Volleyball Coach at Charleston Southern University, following 15 seasons at the helm of the Lady Bucs Program, CSU Athletic Director Hank Small announced on Monday.
Bellush led the Bucs to 154 wins in her 15 seasons as the program’s head coach, which is second in CSU history.
“Danyel Bellush has been the face of Charleston Southern Volleyball since her days as a player, followed by her 15 season as a head coach,” Small said Monday. “She has been committed to this program and institution for almost two decades and we certainly wish her, B.J., and their family the very best with the next chapter in their lives.”
Bellush has spent a total of 19 years with the CSU volleyball program. She played for four years for the Lady Bucs and was the team captain and lone senior in her last season.
Bellush would take over as coach following her final season as a Lady Buc. She would go on to become the fourth winningest coach in Big South Conference history by all-time career wins, and would be named Big South Coach of the Year in 2001 after directing the team to a fourth-place finish.
She coached 10 Big South All-Conference selections, including one in seven straight seasons from 2004-2010. CSU has had the 2010 Big South Player of the Year in Amanda Hill and the 1998 Big South Scholar-Athlete and CSU Hall of Fame member Allison Arreola.
Three Buccaneers have been named to the Conference All-Tournament Team, five have been honored on the All-Freshman Team and 14 on the All-Academic Team.
Bellush’s teams improved their season record every year from 2006 through 2009, culminating with a .500 record in 2009, finishing 17-17, her best record as the Lady Bucs’ Head Coach. The team would reach the Big South Tournament Semifinals.