2015 will mark Nagy Abdelrazek’s 23rd season as head coach of the CUA volleyball program. During his time in the nation’s capital, Abdelrazek has guided the Cardinals to back-to-back Capital Athletic Conference championships and NCAA tournament appearances in 2001 and 2002.
Abdelrazek added another milestone to his resume on October 1, 2011 when he earned his 400th career victory.
The 2011 season also saw CUA reach the 20-win plateau for the third year in a row, as the Cardinals finished with 25 victories, which were their most since 2002. CUA’s 17-2 start to the season was its best since 2001, and the Cardinals advanced to their third straight Landmark Conference Tournament semifinal.
Individually, Kelly Crimmins, Claudia Jean and Kristina Purcell were named to the All-Landmark Conference Teams, and five student-athletes received Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll honors.
Abdelrazek led the Cardinals to 20 wins in 2010, which included a 4-2 mark within the Landmark Conference as well as the Messiah College Tournament championship.
Two of Abdelrzek’s student-athletes, Jean and Purcell, received All-Conference recognition, with Jean named to the First Team after she led the conference in kills and points. In addition, three members of the team received Academic Honor Roll accolades.
In 2007, Abdelrazek led CUA to a 20-15 record, going 5-1 in the Landmark Conference and earning the second seed in the conference tournament. This performance resulted in Landmark Conference Coach of the Year honors for Abdelrazek and his staff.
Voted the CAC Coach of the Year in 1994, 1999, 2000 and 2001, Abdelrazek led the Cardinals to a school-best 38-3 mark in 2001. After leading the team to a 35-6 mark in 2000, Abdelrazek was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
One of the most respected coaches in the game, Abdelrazek is one of just 26 coaches nationally to qualify for Level III of USA Volleyball's Coaching Accreditation Program at its Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. His knowledge and experience have paid dividends for the Cardinals.
Abdelrazek came to CUA in 1993 and made an immediate impact by guiding the team to a 32-13 finish. The next season, the Cardinals went 36-17, won the CAC championship, and Abdelrazek was awarded his first CAC Coach of the Year honor.
A 1984 graduate of the University of Alexandria in Egypt, Abdelrazek earned a physical education degree. He has also passed the International Volleyball Federation Level III and USA Volleyball Coaches Association Program Level III certification exams. His FIVB certification qualifies him to coach international teams.
Abdelrazek started playing at the national level in Egypt at age 16 and continued into college where he was a four-time all-star. He has played in more than 35 matches at the international level.
Abdelrazek currently serves as the intramural director in CUA's Athletic Department and resides in Silver Spring, Md., with his daughters, Alexa and Sara.