Huebner Hired as Assistant Volleyball Coach

Brooke Huebner has joined the 2004 women's volleyball coaching staff, replacing former assistant coach Mari Carpenter.

PROVO -- Former Utah Valley State College and San Jose State University standout Brooke Huebner has been hired as an assistant coach on the BYU women's volleyball coaching staff, BYU head coach Karen Lamb announced today.

Huebner fills the vacancy created by the departure of Mari Carpenter, who has accepted the head coaching position at the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif., after serving two years as a Cougar assistant coach.

"I'm excited to have Brooke on staff and feel she'll be a great addition," Lamb said. "Brooke has the qualities that will make her successful in her responsibilities coaching our middles and serving as our recruiting coordinator. She is organized and personable, is well-versed in working with the middle and brings a valuable strength-and-conditioning background."

A native of Moapa, Nev., Huebner comes to BYU from UVSC where she was an assistant coach from 1999 to 2002 under former BYU men's volleyball player Sam Atoa. In that time, she helped the Wolverines to a 138-31 record, highlighted by a third-place NJCAA finish in 2000. Huebner also spent one year as the head coach of the freshman team at Presentation High School in Willow Glen, Calif., four years coaching with City Beach, a girls volleyball club in Santa Clara, Calif., one year coaching the Salty Sport volleyball club and two years coaching locally with the Players Volleyball Club.

"I hope to be able to add to the great things already being accomplished by Karen (Lamb), Jason (Watson) and the girls," said Huebner. "I bring my love for coaching the game, my competitiveness, intensity, work ethic and experience. I have high expectations to help mold top players and a fantastic team. I am counting down the days to when practice starts in August."

As a player, Huebner began her collegiate career at UVSC. A two-year starter at middle blocker in 1993 and 1994, Huebner posted the best hitting percentage (.298) in the Southern League her sophomore year while earning All-Region 18 honors.

After completing her junior college stint, Huebner transferred to San Jose State University to finish her eligibility. Known as the "Spiking Queen," Huebner averaged a .303 hitting percentage, which ranks third all-time at SJSU. She broke an 11-year SJSU single-season hitting percentage record her senior year with a .347 mark and held the record for two years until it was broken. She still holds the second-best single-season hitting percentage by a Spartan, and is also tied for second all-time in service aces per game (0.55, 1995) and fourth all-time in service aces (56, 1995). Huebner missed just one match in her two-year career, averaging 2.19 kills per game, 1.63 digs per game and 0.79 blocks per game.

A three-year letterwinner and two-time all-state player at Moapa Valley High School in Moapa, Nev., Huebner earned Player of the Year honors in her junior and senior seasons after leading her team to the Nevada state title both years. In addition to a stellar high school volleyball career, Huebner earned high school letters in basketball and track and field. She was all-league in basketball her junior and senior seasons and the state runner-up in high jump as a senior.

Huebner graduated from San Jose State University in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and a minor in nutrition and food. Currently, Huebner is working on getting a master's degree from BYU in sport pedagogy. Born Brooke Jones, she married Troy Huebner in May 1999.