Courtesy of Dominican University
RIVER FOREST, Illinois -- The Dominican University department of athletics announced on Tuesday, that Brittany Sisk has been hired to the position of coordinator of athletics events and head women's volleyball coach. Sisk becomes the ninth head coach since the Stars joined the NCAA Division III ranks in 2000, inheriting a program that has won four of the last seven Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Tournament Championships and has appeared in five of the last seven NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball national tournaments.
"We are excited to have Coach Sisk lead our next chapter of Dominican University women's volleyball," commented Erick Baumann, the director of athletics at Dominican University since 2006. "Throughout the search, her experience set her apart. Her background as a standout Division III student-athlete and assistant coach coupled with her experience in beginning to rebuild Division II St. Joe's lines up well with our program. Our program has been extremely competitive in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference for quite some time now despite taking a step back in the Midwest Region last season. We see Brittany as the coach that can get us back into the regional mix in the near future."
Sisk arrives at Dominican University after a three-year stint at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana, as the head women's volleyball coach of the Pumas. During her tenure, Sisk helped to grow the Pumas' women's volleyball roster from 12 student-athletes to 19 student-athletes while competing in the high-profile Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC). In 2015, Sisk organized the team's trip to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks where the Pumas competed in the Nanook Classic Volleyball Tournament.
Prior to Saint Joseph's, Sisk spent eight years as a player and assistant coach at the NCAA Division III level. Here coaching stops include Bethel University and University of Wisconsin-River Falls while the Minnesota native starred for the Saint Mary's University Cardinals during her collegiate playing days.
"I'm thrilled to be back at the Division III level," commented Sisk. "My eight years of both playing and coaching at the DIII level were incredible. I believe in the Division III philosophy, and look forward to providing and supporting my team with a strong athletic experience as well as a memorable student learning experience."
"The Stars' volleyball program has a history of success, one of which I am excited to get back to and build upon. I can't wait to share with my team my passion for volleyball and what the game can teach them. I look forward to hitting the ground running. August cannot come fast enough!"
During her collegiate career at Saint Mary's, Sisk played in 100 career matches for the Cardinals, racking up 3,164 career assists to rank third on the program's all-time assist list.
Sisk's first official day as the Stars' head women's volleyball coach will be June 1.
"I would like to thank Erick Baumann and Dominican University for the opportunity to join their department of athletics," said Sisk. "I would also like to thank Linda Deno and Bill Massoels for trusting me to coach and mentor Puma athletes both on and off the court at Saint Joseph's College. I'm looking forward to those same opportunities at Dominican."
In the Stars, Sisk inherits a program that went 12-21 in 2016 including an 8-3 mark in the NACC. Dominican is slated to return eight letterwinners from 2016 including Kendyl Todd who paced the team with a .247 attack percentage and ranked second on the team at 2.18 kills per set.Print Friendly Version