December 3, 2009 - by
Poole Goes For 600 On Saturday

Dec. 3, 2009


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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The 12th-ranked Florida State volleyball team will end the program’s six-year postseason drought on Saturday when the Seminoles open up the 2009 NCAA Volleyball Championship at home against Alabama A&M.


Coming off a league-championship season in which FSU set a new school record for most wins as an Atlantic Coast Conference school (28) while claiming wins in a program-best 16-straight conference matches, the Seminoles were rewarded with a No. 3 national seed and a chance to host the opening two rounds in Tallahassee.


Not only will Saturday be a memorable one for a program that has experienced a remarkable turnaround in the past year, it will also serve as the chance for head coach Chris Poole to set a coaching milestone. Florida State’s second-year coach enters the match against the Bulldogs with 599 career wins to his credit.


One more would not only push his total to 600 but it would also send the ‘Noles into Sunday’s second-round match against the winner of the Saturday contest between Florida A&M and Jacksonville State.


All the action this weekend will take place at Tully Gymnasium on the west side of FSU’s campus. Tickets are available now by visiting or by calling the Florida State ticket office 644-1830. Tickets can also be purchased in person on Saturday and Sunday.


Before FSU and Alabama A&M match up at 5 p.m. on Saturday, FAMU and JSU will face off at 2 p.m. on Lucy McDaniel Court.



Tournament Passes

$10 adult

$6 seniors (50+) & students from participating schools

$4 youth 18 & under (2 & under free)


Single day tickets

$6 adult

$5 seniors (50+) & students from participating schools

$4 youth 18 & under (2 & under free)


**Please note** The first 100 FSU Students with ID will get in free on Saturday. Gates open at 1 p.m. and FSU plays at 5 p.m. Free tickets available only on Saturday, not Sunday. Single day tickets for Saturday will go on sale in person only beginning at 1pm at Tully. Single day tickets for Sunday will go on sale online right here at on Saturday evening once the teams playing on Sunday have been determined and also in person beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tully Gym.


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