A member of the BYU women's volleyball coaching staff since 2014, David Hyte served as an assistant coach until 2018 when he was named associate head coach.
Hyte serves as the defensive coordinator, specifically the training of the middle blockers, having played the position at BYU from 2003-04. Hyte is also in charge of scouting opponents and serves as the program's recruiting coordinator.
In his eight seasons with the women’s volleyball team, the Cougars have won seven WCC titles and been to the NCAA Tournament every year, including the Sweet 16 or further seven out of eight seasons. In 2014, BYU advanced to the NCAA championship match for the first time in program history, finishing No. 3 in the nation. The Cougars returned to the Final Four again in 2018 after being ranked No. 1 for 11 weeks of the regular season before finishing No. 4 nationally.
From 2014-2021, 14 different Cougars have received a total of 44 AVCA All-America citations, including middle blockers Heather Gneiting (also the 2018 AVCA Freshman of the Year), Kennedy Eschenberg, Amy Boswell, Cosy Burnett, Jennifer Hamson and Whitney Young Howard.
BYU finished in the top 25 in blocks per set in each of Hyte's first five seasons, including No. 1 in 2014 with Young Howard and Boswell finishing first and second, respectively, in that same category nationally. In 2018, the Cougars finished the year ranked No. 1 in the nation in opponent hitting percentage and No. 5 in blocks per set. BYU finished 31st in 2019, 36th in 2020-21 and 50th in 2021.
Before coming to BYU in 2014, Hyte served as an assistant women’s volleyball coach for two seasons at Houston from 2012-13. He was also an assistant with Idaho State women’s volleyball from 2008-12.
Originally from Las Vegas, Hyte played two years at Utah Valley University where he helped the men’s club team to a national championship in 2001. He then transferred to BYU where he played from 2003-04, helping the Cougars finish national runners-up in 2003 and national champions in 2004. He graduated from BYU in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in communications.