PROVO — BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe announced today that men's head volleyball coach Shawn Patchell has been dismissed from his duties at the university effective immediately.

Rob Neilson, who has been an assistant men's volleyball coach for the past three seasons, will serve as the interim coach of the Cougars' program.

Holmoe also indicated the university is conducting an investigation regarding potential NCAA violations in the volleyball program.

The university will have no further comment on the matter at this time.