Katie Martin put down a career-high 24 kills and was named Tournament MVP.
Sunday's championship game begins at 2 pm at The HTC Center, and can be seen on ESPN 3.
The Chants return to action tomorrow at 2 pm against Big South opponent UNC Asheville.
By: Kyle Jordan
Coastal has appeared in the last two Big South championship matches
2012 Coastal Carolina Volleyball - Inaugural Game at The HTC Center (Sept. 21, 2012)
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Jozsef Forman, who was named head coach at Coastal Carolina on January 18, 2012, is entering his third season at the helm of the Chanticleer volleyball team.
In 2013, Forman led the Chants to their second consecutive appearance in the Big South championship after finishing the regular season in second place with a 10-4 conference record. Coastal's 19 wins overall were the most for the Chants since 2009 when the program advanced to the NCAA tournament. Included in those 19 wins was a 3-1 decision over ACC member Georgia Tech at the Lady Vol Invitational.Under Forman's direction, Coastal had two first team all-conference selections for the first time since 2005 and four overall selections for the first time since 2003. Additionally, Lauren Alejo finished her Coastal career fourth all-time in the CCU record book with 2,919 assists, and Lindsay Gill finished third all-time in CCU history with 1,503 digs.
In his first season at the helm of the CCU volleyball program he guided the Chanticleers to the Big South Conference tournament championship match. The team finished with a 14-14 overall record but was 10-4 in conference play. It was the first 10 win conference season since 2009. Forman had one player named first team all-conference, two named to the Big South all-freshman team and one named Big South all-academic.
Forman took a team that had finished 5-9 in conference play and lost in the first round of the Big South Conference tournament in 2011 and guided them to 10 conference wins and a trip to the Big South Conference tournament championship match in his very first season.
Prior to being named the head volleyball coach of Coastal Carolina, Forman served as the associate head coach at Auburn University. The Tigers finished the 2010 season ranked 42nd in the RPI after putting together one of the best seasons in program history. Auburn recorded a program-best 21 wins, finishing the season with a 21-13 overall record and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time. The Tigers also posted a season-best 11 Southeastern Conference wins. Forman was named Auburn's interim head coach in the spring of 2011 and remained on the staff under new head coach Rick Nold.
Forman served as the head volleyball coach at the University of New Orleans for three seasons (2008-10) and posted a 58-39 record. He recorded a season-best 13 Sun Belt Conference wins during the 2008 season, finishing 22-10 overall and 13-5 in league play. During the 2009 season, the University of New Orleans volleyball team earned its first ever Sun Belt West Division Championship, after compiling a 12-6 conference record and a 20-13 overall record. The Privateers earned a GPA above 3.0 each of the three years that Forman was head coach.
While at the University of New Orleans, Forman had the opportunity to be the assistant coach of the 2008 USA/Bring It Promotions u20 Development Team that played in the European Global Games in Pula, Croatia, and Italy.
Before being named the head coach of the University of New Orleans, Forman served as the first assistant volleyball coach from 2004-07 at Mississippi State University. The Bulldogs set a school record for conference wins each of the three years, winning eight during the 2006 season and accumulating a 17-13 overall record. In 2007, the Bulldogs tallied a 3.48 overall team GPA, the best ever recorded for Mississippi State women's volleyball.
During the summer of 2005, Forman returned to his native Hungary to serve as associate head coach of the Hungarian men's national team that defeated Serbia-Montenegro, the runners-up in the 2005 World League Championships.
Forman began his collegiate coaching career in the United States when he served as the first assistant volleyball coach at Baylor University during the 2003 season.
In 1999, Forman established the NRK-Nyiregyhaza Club, that became middle Europe's top women's volleyball club. The club won the Hungarian Championship three straight years (2000, 2001 and 2002) and the Middle European Champions League (MEVZA) title in 2000. He led the team to an overall record of 176-13 for a winning percentage of .931. During his tenure as a club coach from 1990-00, he guided teams to elite eight finishes in the European professional CEV Champions League in 1990 and 1994, as well as CEV Cup League in 1991 and 1999.
Forman started his coaching career as the head coach of the Vasas Sports Club, which made it to the 1990 Hungarian Cup title and a fifth-place finish in the European CEV Champions League. The following year, while serving under the direction of famed Chinese champion coach Sun De Lee, the team captured the Hungarian Cup and posted another fifth-place finish in the European CEV Cup League.
In addition to his club experience, Forman has head coaching experience on the international level. He began coaching the Hungarian junior national team in 1993 before taking the head coaching position of the Hungarian women's national team for four years. The Hungarian junior national team finished 10th in the 1992 European Championship and went on to take fifth place in the World Championship held in Brazil in 1993. In 1997, while coaching the Hungarian women's national team, the Forman-led squad earned wins over Canada, Germany and the United Sates en route to a first-place finish at the 1997 Canada Cup.
As a player, Forman was a setter for the Hungarian junior championship team from 1979-83 and was a member of the Semmelweis University team that won the collegiate national championship of Hungary from 1984-89.
He is a 1989 graduate of the Hungarian University of Physical Education where he also earned a master's degree in physical education and sports science.