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Penn State’s Mussie Named Arizona State Women’s Volleyball Coach
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 02/03/2016
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TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University has named Penn State assistant coach Stevie Mussie as its seventh women’s volleyball coach Vice President for University Athletics and Athletics Director Ray Anderson announced Wednesday.

“Looking at Stevie’s track record she has experienced measureable success at each stop in her coaching career. She has an innate ability to relate to student-athletes on a personal level and tremendous energy and enthusiasm for bringing the next world-class volleyball players to ASU. Stevie is a young, talented coach and is eager to drive the Sun Devil volleyball program to national relevance,” Anderson said.

As an assistant coach Mussie helped lead the Nittany Lions to the 2014 NCAA Title, the seventh national championship in Penn State history. In her two seasons in Happy Valley, Mussie served as a mentor to six American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Americans, including 2014 National Freshman of the Year, outside hitter Ali Frantti. In addition to winning the national title in 2014, Mussie helped Penn State advance to its 13th-straight NCAA regional semifinal, the longest active streak in the nation. The 2015 Nittany Lion squad finished the season with a 28-6 record after a loss to Hawaii in the NCAA Sweet 16.

“I want to thank Ray Anderson, Don Bocchi, Deanna Garner Smith and Rocky Harris for the opportunity to build this program into a national power,” Mussie said.  I am looking forward to being the head coach here at ASU and creating a program that is consistently elite, not only in the Pac-12, but also nationally.  I want to thank Russ Rose and Penn State University for the unparalleled opportunity to be apart of not only their exceptional volleyball program but their Penn State family as well.”

Prior to Penn State, Mussie served as an assistant coach for Virginia and North Carolina State. Both programs benefited from significant turnarounds in Mussie’s time at each school. NC State experienced the largest RPI gain in NCAA history by a first-year staff, jumping 150 spots in the rankings. At Virginia, Mussie was credited in the development of 2013 ACC Freshman of the Year, Jasmine Burton, as well as two AVCA All-America honorable mention selections and All-ACC selections.

A gifted coach and athlete, Mussie joins current Sun Devil women’s golf coach Missy Farr-Kaye as head coaches who have won NCAA titles as a student-athlete and as a coach. In addition to the 2014 title at Penn State, Mussie won a national championship as a student-athlete at the University of Washington. An All-Pac-10 honoree, Mussie was a member of the Huskies 2005 NCAA Championship team and was named most outstanding player at the 2006 NCAA Seattle Regional. Following graduation, Mussie also spent a year as an assistant coach for the University of Colorado.

Mussie replaces former Arizona State head coach Jason Watson as the program’s seventh head coach all time.

Stevie Mussie Assistant Coaching Record

2015

Penn State

28-6

NCAA Regionals

2014

Penn State

36-3

NCAA Champions

2013

Virginia

18-14

ACC – 5th

2012

Virginia

9-22

 

2011

NC State

20-13

 

2010

NC State

14-18

 

Sun Devil Volleyball Coaches
1973-78 – Mary Littlewood
1979-82 – Dale Flickinger
1983-88 – Debbie Brown
1989-02 – Patti Snyder-Park
2003-07 – Brad Saindon
2008-15 – Jason Watson
2016-Current – Stevie Mussie

 

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