LSU's athletic director, Joe Alleva announced that Russell Brock will be the new coach for the brand new sand volleyball program at the university on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2014.
Brock previously served as an assistant coach for the girl's indoor volleyball team at Rice University. He served as a volunteer coach for two years prior to being hired as the assistant coach. Under his tenure at Rice the team has a total of 141 wins, two trips to the NCAA tournament and one USA Conference Championship in 2009, his first year at the university.
Brock's title at LSU will be Associate Head Coach of the Sand Volleyball team and will work with Head Coach Fran Flory to build a successful and competitive sand volleyball team.
Brock had this to say about joining the new LSU program, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to have the opportunity to join the LSU family and to be an integral part of the inception of the LSU sand volleyball program. I’m extremely grateful to Miriam Segar and Fran Flory for their faith in me. Sand volleyball has been a passion of mine for a long time. I feel blessed to be able to invest the time and energy to help develop LSU into one of the best programs in the country. With the resources and support that LSU provides its athletic teams along with the ability to attract elite athletes to this respected university, I have high expectations for the program. I can’t wait to start working hard with the program.”
The new sand volleyball team will give female student athletes another program and option for participating in collegiate sports and add depth to the overall sports program at LSU.