Last year’s loss to UCLA Bruins in the NCAA Regionals prevented the Longhorns from making their fourth consecutive trip to the Final Four. And as in years past, the eventual national champions dealt the Texas volleyball team their season-ending loss. The Bruins defeated Illinois to claim their first national title in 20 years. As Jerritt Elliott enters his 12th season as the Longhorns’ head coach, his mission remains the same: contend for the conference and national titles. Under Elliott, Texas has claimed three consecutive Big 12 Championships (2007-2009) and maintained a 111-17 record between 2008 and 2011, which includes just five conference losses. “We’re an elite program striving for a National Championship year in and year out — and we’re in that ballpark every year,” Elliott says. Although Elliott’s….The rest of this article is available to Digital Subscribers only. Login or Subscribe to continue reading.