Sarah Gustin joined the Georgetown volleyball coaching staff on July 1, 2014 as an assistant coach.
"I am thrilled to have someone of Sarah's caliber joining the Hoya Volleyball coaching staff," Head Coach Arlisa Williams said. "With 12 years of coaching experience under her belt, Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge at a variety of levels. She is a proven winner whether you look to her collegiate playing days at Michigan State or her four years as a head coach. Sarah will add significant value to our program as we continue to build our program and chase championships."
Prior to coming to the Hilltop, Gustin spent the past three seasons as the head coach at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) in San Diego.
At PLNU, Gustin assisted in the athletic program's transition from the NAIA to NCAA DII while also serving as the Assistant Athletic Director for Academic and Student Affairs and the Senior Woman Administrator (SWA). On the court, she compiled a 60-34 record over her three seasons, including a 30-7 mark in 2013 where the Sea Lions won the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Championship and Gustin was named the Pacific West Conference co-Coach of the Year.
In her first year at the helm of the Point Loma volleyball program, Gustin led the team to a 20-10 overall mark and a fourth-place tie in the Golden State Athletic Conference. The Sea Lions won their NAIA Opening Round match when they beat Cal State San Marcos 3-1. They advanced to the NAIA national championships, recording a 1-2 record in pool play.
Two Sea Lions were named NAIA All-Americans: Tabitha Henken (first team) and Alyssa Dwyer (second team) with Aimee Bird earning both GSAC and NAIA Scholar-Athlete status.
Before PLNU, Gustin served as an assistant coach at Indiana University for three seasons (2007-10). Her duties for the Hoosiers included recruiting coordinator, managing all aspects of recruiting, evaluating prospective student-athletes and coordinating international recruiting efforts.
In addition to recruiting, Gustin oversaw the Hoosiers' defensive strategies, helped develop and implement game plans and supervised the academic progress of student-athletes.In her time at Indiana she worked with 14 Big Ten All-Academic selections, eight Big Ten Players of the Week and the program's first-ever All-American.
Gustin also served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at College of Charleston, helping the team win the Southern Conference Championship in 2003, 2005, and 2006.She began her career in 2002 as an assistant coach at Cal Poly.
Internationally, Gustin served as an assistant coach on the USA Volleyball Junior National A2 team in 2006, as well as an assistant coach on the USA BIP Global Challenge team that played in Pula, Croatia, in 2007.
As a player, Gustin competed at Michigan State, spending four seasons on the team (1997-00). She earned All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten honors in her final three seasons for the Spartans.
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