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Samuel Shweisky Joins Rebel Coaching Staff

Aug. 7, 2006

LAS VEGAS - UNLV volleyball head coach Allison Keeley announced the hiring of Samuel Shweisky to round out her coaching staff today. Shweisky comes to UNLV after spending the last two seasons as the graduate assistant coach at Miami (Ohio) University.

"We are excited about having Sam join the UNLV volleyball program," said Keeley. "He has great experience and is a great court player. He brings a new dimension to our program with his emphasis on sports psychology. He has an enormous passion for the game and a desire to help UNLV improve upon its past success on the court."

At Miami, Shweisky helped longtime head coach Carolyn Condit to a 27-31 record in his two seasons in Oxford, Ohio. Last year, the Redhawks posted a 18-13 overall mark and finished Mid-American Conference play at 9-7.

While in Oxford, he was the head coach from 2004-06 for the Borderline VBC 18-under open girls' club team. He has also been the USA's 18-under girls' team head coach at the Maccabiah Games in Israel, in which his squad won the silver medal. From 2003-04, he held the head coaching position for the NYC Juniors 17-under girls' club team and at Friends Seminary High School for the varsity and junior varsity girls' teams.

He has served as an assistant for the Hudson Valley boys' scholastic team in the Empire State Games (N.Y.) during the summers of 1997-2005. From 2001-02, he was an assistant coach at the University of New Haven.

Prior to and during his coaching, he played for Miami's men's club team (2004-06) and for Vassar College (1998-2001). He has played internationally, as well, with Hajraa Volleyball Club in Holland (2002-03) and for the USA in the Maccabiah Games in 2001 and 2005.

Shweisky was a four-year letterwinner at Vassar College, where he helped his team to the Division III National Championships as a senior. He finished his collegiate career ranked fourth in single-season digs at Vassar, fifth in single-season digs per game and seventh in all-time digs.

Shweisky earned his bachelor's degree in Hispanic studies and psychology from Vassar in 2001. At Miami, he gained a master's of science degree in sports psychology.



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