Karina Amos | Posted: 5 Aug 2021 | Updated: 2 Oct 2021

Former Cougar Shane Tye joins women’s volleyball staff

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PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s volleyball head coach Heather Olmstead today announced the addition of former BYU men’s volleyball player Shane Tye to the Cougars’ staff as a volunteer coach.

“We are lucky to add someone with Shane’s experience as our volunteer," said head coach Heather Olmstead. "He’s a former BYU player so he can relate to what our student-athletes are experiencing.  I’m grateful he’s willing to help the team in any way to accomplish our goals.”

Tye joins the BYU women’s volleyball staff with five years of experience coaching NCAA Division I women’s volleyball. His coaching background includes two seasons as an assistant coach at Southern Utah and three years at San Francisco, where he served one season as an assistant coach and two years as the associate head coach.

"I'm excited to be returning home to BYU. Grateful for Heather’s invitation to join such an amazing staff," Tye said. "It will be a great opportunity to learn from them while working with such a historic program." 

Tye, who was born in Salt Lake City and attended Taylorsville High School, joined the BYU men’s volleyball team in 2011. Tye played for the Cougars for two years and graduating in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and wellness.

After earning his degree, Tye worked as a practice coordinator for the University of Utah women’s volleyball team before joining the coaching staff at Southern Utah as an assistant coach ahead of the 2016 season.

In 2018, Tye became an assistant coach for the San Francisco indoor volleyball and beach volleyball programs. Following his first year with the Dons, Tye was promoted to associate head coach in the summer of 2019.

Tye’s experience also includes eight years as a lead coach for Gold Medal Squared, coaching at high school volleyball clinics hosted across the country. He also spent one year as the strength and conditioning coach for Club V Volleyball.