Siblings named BYU head volleyball coaches

Shawn Olmstead and his younger sister Heather Olmstead practiced hitting a volleyball back and forth to each other in the backyard of their home in Carpinteria, California, almost 20 years ago.

On June 22 BYU Athletics announced that both Shawn Olmstead and Heather Olmstead would take the head coaching positions for the men’s and women’s volleyball teams, respectively. Shawn Olmstead and Heather Olmstead have a history of coaching together and know the drill when it comes to juggling fami…

BYU football players added to award watch lists

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill and defensive end Bronson Kaufusi were both named on watch lists released by the Maxwell Football Club on Tuesday.

Hill was selected to the 79th annual Maxwell Award watch list. The Maxwell Award has been given to America’s College Player of the Year since 1937. It is named in honor of Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell, who was a football player, a sportswriter and an official.

“We have an excellent offensive system and a very good quarterback,” said head coach Bronc…

Marriott Center construction on track for August completion

A dusty haze of construction noise continues to echo through the Marriott Center, replacing the building’s usual epicenter of action.

The building’s expansion, announced in February, is right on track to be completed before Commencement in August, thanks to some clever problem-solving and a large crew of construction workers.

“It wasn’t just a process of taking out old chairs and putting in new chairs,” said Justin Durfey, director of Special Events at the Marriott Center and LaVell Ed…