Southern Miss volleyball adds assistant coach

Southern Miss Athletics Press Release

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss Head Volleyball Coach Amanda Berkley announced the hiring of David Brown as an assistant in the volleyball program.

Brown duties include on the court coaching, recruiting, scouting, assistance in practice planning, fundraising, travel, camp coordinator and various administrative duties.

"I am thrilled to welcome Dave here at Southern Miss as our new assistant volleyball coach," Berkley said. "He is an extremely hard worker which was evident in his experiences as a volunteer assistant coach at UC Santa Barbara.  Dave has a passion for volleyball that will ultimately transfer to our players."

Prior to coming to Southern Miss, Brown spent the past season as a volunteer assistant at UC Santa Barbara where he helped with day-to-day operations as well as help with practices. He also was responsible for stat taking and opponent preparation. The team he worked with won the Big West Conference Tournament and was a NCAA qualifier. He was awarded the 2013 AVCA Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship.

"I am so thankful to coach Berkley for this amazing opportunity to join her staff here at Southern Mississippi," Brown said. "I am thrilled to be part of the competitive conference that is Conference USA. Southern Miss has such a rich tradition, both athletically and academically, and I feel truly honored to be a part of that kind of winning culture."

Brown spent five seasons as a player and coach for the UW-Madison's Men's Club Volleyball team where he helped oversee all aspects of the club. He also served as head coach for the Capital Volleyball Academy for the 16 red, 17 red and 16 navy teams. He was an assistant for 18 navy team. Brown coached for girls' volleyball at Oregon High (Wis.) School for three seasons and compiled an 85-29 record.

"I am confident in Dave's ability to recruit quality players to our Southern Miss family.  His personality and enthusiasm will help take our program to the next level and I am excited to bring him on board!

The Muskego, Wis., native earned a bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin in 2013 with a triple major in history, political science and history education.