PEORIA, Ill. -- St. Louis, Mo., native Matt Huskey will return to the Midwest after spending the last four seasons in the states of Georgia and Florida with Friday's announcement by Bradley volleyball head coach Jenny Maurer that he has joined the BU coaching staff as an assistant coach.
A 2008 Missouri graduate with a degree in business administration, Huskey was a volunteer assistant coach at Georgia the last two years (2011 & 2012) and served as assistant coach at Florida Atlantic for the two years prior (2009 & 2010) to his stint in Athens, Ga.
While at Georgia, Huskey helped the Bulldogs to an improved conference record each of his two years and assisted with scouting in addition to serving the squad's video coordinator. This fall, he helped mentor freshman Jasmine Eatmon, who earned a spot on the SEC all-freshman team.
After graduating from Missouri in 2008, Huskey served as assistant coach and oversaw recruiting efforts at Florida Atlantic during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. He worked primarily with the squad's outside hitters and liberos while in Boca Raton, Fla., in addition to serving as FAU's camp coordinator.
"From his two year commitment as a volunteer coach at Georgia to his prior assignment as the lone full-time assistant at Florida Atlantic, Matt gained immense knowledge of and experience with developing programs at the Division I level," Maurer said. "As a result, we expect him to immediately contribute to several facets of the program, including player development, recruiting, camps and video analysis. In addition to his relevant experiences, however, what made Matt emerge as our top candidate was his character and work ethic."
During his collegiate days, Huskey helped the Missouri men's club team to the Division I-AA National Championship in 2006. He was the libero on a state championship team as a junior at St. Louis High School and played eight years of club volleyball at St. Louis CYC, where he later served as an assistant coach.
While an assistant coach with St. Louis CYC, Huskey helped mentor five NCAA Division I volleyball players. He also served as head coach for the junior varsity team at Nerinx Hall High School for one season prior to coaching in the collegiate ranks.