U.S. volleyball star Larson joining Huskers staff

LINCOLN, Neb. — Three-time Olympian Jordan Larson will return to Nebraska to be a full-time assistant, coach John Cook announced Tuesday.

Larson starred with the Cornhuskers from 2005-08 before excelling on the international level. She was team captain and named most valuable player for the U.S. team that won its first Olympic gold medal in Tokyo in 2021.

Larson, 36, plans to play in September qualifiers for the 2024 Olympics and then will join the Huskers’ staff.

She grew up an hour north of Lincoln, in Hooper, and led Nebraska teams that were the NCAA runner-up in 2005 and national champion in 2006. She was on the Olympic teams that took the silver medal in 2012 and the bronze in 2016, and she helped lead the United States to the 2014 world championship.

“I am very excited to be returning to Nebraska,” Larson said. “I can’t wait to learn and help the next generation of volleyball players. It has felt so good to be home even for a short time, and I can’t wait to join the team in the fall. I really appreciate John giving me this opportunity.”

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