Mark Pryor

UND Volleyball Promotes Tiffin to Replace Pryor as Head Coach

In December, Jeremiah Tiffin was brought in as an associate head coach

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics) – University of North Dakota Athletics Director Bill Chaves announced Jeremiah Tiffin as the Head Coach of the Fighting Hawks volleyball program on Wednesday. Tiffin – the 13th Head Coach in the program’s 44-year history – came to UND in December as Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, helping recruit the Fighting Hawks six signees in…

Mark Pryor Steps Down as UND Volleyball Coach

Pryor cited the need for a better work-life balance

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics)– University of North Dakota Director of Athletic Bill Chaves announced Wednesday that UND head volleyball coach Mark Pryor has resigned, effective June 15, 2019, and will pursue another opportunity back in his home state of Texas. “Coach Pryor submitted his resignation effective June 15th today. First and foremost, I want to thank Mark for his…

College Volleyball: North Dakota Defeats NDSU in Fargo

The Fighting Hawks defeated in-state rival North Dakota State, 3-1

FARGO, N.D. –  (UND Athletics) Inside a packed house, on the road, down two starters, and in a heated rivalry game, Head Coach Mark Pryor felt perhaps a little more nervous than normal, but the University of North Dakota volleyball team gave him a reason to unwind as the Fighting Hawks defeated in-state rival North Dakota State, 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 12-25, 25-16)…

College Volleyball: UND Looks to Continue Building Off Win Over NDSU

UND committed 22 errors, with 13 of them coming on serves

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND volleyball has won four consecutive matchups against the Bison after taking down the herd Wednesday night. Jordan Vail and Brynn Nieukirk played a big part in that, tallying career highs in kills for the Hawks. But it still wasn’t the prettiest of wins. UND committed 22 errors, with 13 of them coming on serves. While…

UND Volleyball Looks to Embrace Large Home Crowd Against NDSU

UND has yet to lose to the Bison when playing at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — There’s going to be a battle in the Peace Garden State. NDSU volleyball will make the trek up north to the University of North Dakota for a rivalry match. This will be the first meeting between the two foes as conference opponents since 2003. UND has yet to lose to the Bison when playing at the…

UND Volleyball Looks to Build Young Talent’s Experience

The squad of 18 has 12 underclassmen on the 2018 roster

GRAND FORKS, N.D. —UND volleyball will welcome its nine new freshman to the Betty with the home opener set for Thursday. The squad of 18 has 12 underclassmen on the roster. They had their first taste of collegiate play this past weekend, going 1-3 in their first four contests. Despite the young talent, head coach Mark Pryor plans to keep throwing…

Pryor’s Message to UND Volleyball after consecutive losses: ‘Fix It’

The Fighting Hawks fell to 4-2 in Big Sky play

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND volleyball has hit choppy waters for the first time this season. The Fighting Hawks have lost their last two Big Sky matches, dropping them to second in the North Division of the conference. North Dakota still sits at 19-4 overall, but head coach Mark Pryor wants to make sure his team doesn’t get complacent. “Our…

UND Volleyball Aims to Stay Hot at Home

The Fighting Hawks have won 15 consecutive matches inside the Betty

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Big Sky play for the University of North Dakota began in a very unsurprising way. The Fighting Hawks picked off Southern Utah and Northern Colorado to improve to 17-2 on the year. UND is now home for the first time in conference play hosting Idaho on Thursday and Eastern Washington on Saturday. With a 15-match home…

UND Volleyball Slated for Tough Start to Big Sky Play

The Fighting Hawks have six of their first eight conference matches on the road

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It was a historic start to the season for North Dakota volleyball. The Fighting Hawks are 15-2 after the non-conference slate, with the most wins in Division-I. “The first four weekends, yeah it was great,” head coach Mark Pryor said. “It’s useless now, and that’s sad, because they’ve played so well.” Thursday night, UND begins Big…

UND Volleyball Seeking Revenge against Green Bay

The Fighting Hawks are 13-1 on the year

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University of North Dakota volleyball team is tearing through its non-conference schedule. The Fighting Hawks are 13-1, with the most wins in Division-I, but their schedule hasn’t exactly been back-breaking for the most part. This weekend, they face a pair of tough tests, with Cal Poly and Green Bay. “Green bay, they’re good,” UND head…