PRESS RELEASE: 1 September, 2020
The Board of Directors of the RockMountain Region of USA Volleyball is delighted to announce the hiring of Mr. Keith Murlless as its new Executive Director. Mr Murlless brings with him a lifetime of volleyball experience, having served as a referee, coach, tournament director, club founder, USAV administrator, and player.
“I’m delighted to be working with the RMR, and am most grateful to the Board of Directors for putting their trust in me. The RMR is a vibrant region, representing a strong coalition of clubs and a broad base of junior, adult and senior play,” said Mr. Murlless. "Our region enjoys a strong presence in the national volleyball community, and I look forward to the challenge of helping improve its programming and the service we offer to the RMR athletes and their families across our two-state footprint.”
Keith will take the helm at RMR on September 1st. Longtime Rocky Mountain Commissioner Glenn Sapp will stay on for several months to assist the transition and to help “get the ball flying” despite the challenges offered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Jim Henthorn, President of the RMR Board, said, “The RMR has enjoyed tremendous leadership for decades from our commissioner Glenn Sapp, who will forever have our gratitude for his contributions to volleyball in the region. At the same time, we are eager to move ahead with our new organizational structure with Keith Murlless leading the way.”