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Bisons’ Pischke Chalks Up 1,300th Volleyball Win

January 15, 2017 8:14 AM | Sports

Garth Pischke

U of M Bisons volleyball head coach Garth Pischke (JEFF MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Bison men’s volleyball coach Garth Pischke reached another career milestone Saturday when he hit his 1,300th overall match win.

Pischke’s squad defeated the UBC Thunderbirds 3-1 in the second game of a two-day series at the University of Manitoba (25-23, 27-29, 25-16, 25-23).

The win also pushes the Bisons to improve to an impressive 13-1 record on the season to remain first in Canada West play for 2016-17.

“It feels really good… it’s good to accomplish the mark in hard-fought wins against a tough opponent over the weekend,” Pischke said. “It makes it more gratifying when you have to play well.”

The 61-year-old holds the North American all-time coaching match win record for men’s volleyball.

Pischke is in his 35th year as the Bisons’ coach and will look to add to his accomplishments next weekend when the Brown and Gold host the Calgary Dinos at Investors Group Athletic Centre, January 20-21.