Snow College introduces new head volleyball coach
April 17, 2015
EPHRAIM, Utah -- Snow College has announced that Cinthia Angus has accepted the position of head volleyball coach effective immediately. She replaces Craig Choate who took the head coaching position at Southern Utah University in Cedar City after finishing with a record of 20-7 at Snow this past fall and being ranked No. 10 in the National Junior College Athletics Association final poll.
Angus (née Silva) is a native of San Paulo, Brazil, who played collegiately at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) and the University of Utah. At SLCC she led the Bruins to a third-place finish at the 2007 NJCAA national tournament where she was an All-Tournament team selection and a second-team All-American. In 2008, Angus helped the Utah Utes win the Mountain West Conference (MWC) crown and to a Sweet 16 appearance after posting 1.99 kills and 2.25 digs per set as an outside hitter.
During her senior year at Utah she was named to the university’s Dean’s List and earned a spot on the MWC All-Academic Team. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks, Recreation & Tourism. In 2011 she earned a Master of Science degree in International Business from Durham University, UK.
For the past year Angus has been Club Director and Coach for High Country Volleyball Club in Salt Lake City which attracts and prepares top-level volleyball players to compete in local, regional, and national competitions sanctioned by Intermountain Volleyball Association (IVA) and the United States Volleyball Association (USAV). For a year before that she was the head volleyball coach at East High School in Salt Lake. While doing her graduate work at Durham University, she served as Graduate Head Volleyball Coach, and was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Utah while completing her undergraduate degree.
“We are really excited to get someone with the international experience and connections that Cinthia brings,” said Snow Director of Athletic Operations Gary McKenzie. “Adding in her experience as a player in the SWAC (Scenic West Athletic Conference), as a high school coach in the Salt Lake City area, and All-Academic honors as a player, Cinthia brings with her everything we were looking for in a coach.”
Founded in 1888, Snow College is the oldest continuously operating two-year college west of the Mississippi River. The Badgers play volleyball, along with men’s and women’s basketball and softball, in the highly competitive Scenic West Athletic Conference.