ENMU adds volleyball assistant

CNJ staff

PORTALES — Daniel Burkert has been hired as Eastern New Mexico University’s fulltime volleyball assistant.

He replaces Wendy Whelan, a native of Canada who spent one year at ENMU and has returned to the Montreal area to go into private business.

A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., the 26-year-old Burkert was an assistant volleyball coach for 1 1/2 years at Division II Harding University in Searcy, Ark. He is a graduate of Harding.

“I think he’ll be a fine addition to our staff,” ENMU volleyball coach Mike Maguire said. “He’s a young guy with lots of enthusiasm, and that’s what we were looking for.