Shawn Patchell


Shawn Patchell joins 949 with 20 years of coaching experience. Patchell is not new to girl’s club volleyball. He has been coaching since 2011, winning a gold medal at the Girls National Championship 18-Open in 2015.

Coach Patchell is currently the head men’s coach at Concordia University where he was selected as the National Conference Coach of the year in 2014 after competing in the National Championship. CUI joined the NCAA and will compete in the MPSF in 2018. Prior to CUI, Patchell coached for the Lausanne University Club in Switzerland where he posted a 21-13 record including a run to the quarter-finals of the CEVA Euro Cup, the highest finish in history for a Swiss Team.  As a NCAA Division I Head Coach at Brigham Young University, Patchell had an 87-33 record and a 177-63 (73% winning percentage) overall and assisted the Cougars to a NCAA national championship in 2004. Patchell has also coached various teams for USA Volleyball. He was selected to be the Men’s National Team Head Coach for the Pan Am Cup in Mexico City in 2013 and the Dominican Republic in 2012 where they won gold after defeating the reigning champions, Brazil. Shawn also assisted the men’s Olympic Team in their preparation for the London games in 2012. In 2011, Patchell was the assistant coach for the Pan Am’s held in Canada where team USA took silver.  In 2008-09 Shawn was the Junior National Team Head Coach when his team qualified for the Junior World Championships in Pune, India.  Patchell also coached the Youth National Team at the FIVB World Championships in Mexico in 2007, the first US team to qualify and participate in the Youth World Championships. In 2006 Shawn assisted the Youth National Team to a win over Cuba and a silver medal at the NORCECA tournament, which qualified Team USA for the World Championships. In all, Patchell has coached teams in international events in Brazil, El Salvador, Mexico, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Egypt, Belgium, Poland, Estonia, and India.

As a player, Shawn was a member of BYU's first NCAA men's volleyball team. Patchell was a starter from 1990-93 and recorded a .398 career hitting percentage. In 1992, Patchell's junior year, he led the nation in hitting percentage at .488 and was honored as All-Academic Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. He was ranked fourth and 10th nationally in hitting and blocking his senior year. Patchell played professionally in Spain for the Euro Cup qualifier and No. 1 ranked Gran Canaria Club in the Division de Honor and also represented the US in the Federation International Volleyball Association Sand Volleyball Circuit in Europe.

Patchell graduated from BYU with a degree in English and a minor in Business Management. He earned a Master’s Degree from UC Irvine in English Literature.

Besides coaching, Shawn and his wife Davis enjoy traveling, beach activities and raising their four children: Jordan (21), Sage (19), Soren (15) and Kai (10).

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