The 2014 season marked the ninth season for assistant coach Sean Huiet with the Bobcat volleyball program.
In his tenure, Huiet has helped guide Texas State to five Southland Conference titles and a Sun Belt Conference Tournament Championship since joining the staff in 2006. He handles setters, defense and outside hitters, while also being responsible for team travel arrangements, tape exchange, scouting opponents, equipment and the Maroon and Gold Diggers Club.
Huiet helped the Bobcats post a 187-118 (.613) record throughout his tenure, including a 109-43 (.717) mark in conference matches since arriving in San Marcos.
His work with the team’s setters and outside hitters resulted in some of the most efficient offenses in the Southland Conference, including in 2011 when the Bobcats ranked 18th nationally in hitting percentage. Under his tutelage, former Bobcat setter Caleigh McCorquodale achieved an All-Southland Conference First Team selection. In 2013, setter Caylin Mahoney was recognized as the Sun Belt Conference Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, finishing the three tournament matches with a total of 116 assists, 26 digs, 19 kills and 10 blocks leading the team to a championship. After sitting out most of 2014 with injury, Mahoney returned to earn SBC Championship All-Tournament Team honors.
Prior to joining Texas State’s staff, Huiet spent four seasons at Bowling Green, his alma mater. He first served as a student assistant from 2000-02 before being elevated to assistant coach in 2003. The Falcons won 21 matches in each of his first two years along with capturing two Mid-American Conference East Division Championships. During his time at Bowling Green, Huiet coached Caty Rommeck who went on to play two seasons with the USA training team.
Huiet briefly left Bowling Green to take an assistant coaching position at Indiana State in 2004 before returning to his alma mater after one season. At ISU, he helped guide the Sycamores to their best record in school history and the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
Huiet has also coached club at the Volleyball Academy of Texas for the past 10 seasons. This summer, he coached the Alamo North 16's to a third place finish at the AAU Nationals in the Premier Division. His squad put two players on the All-American team.
In 2013, his team finished in second place in the Patriot Division at the Junior Nationals. His 2011 15s squad qualified for the Junior Olympics under his leadership. His additional coaching experience includes seven years with the Premier Volleyball Club in Toledo, Ohio, where Huiet helped guide the team to two regional championships. Twelve of his players earned AAU All-American accolades, while several others also received national recognition.
He also earned playing experience while a student at Bowling Green as a libero and setter for the Falcon men’s club team. Bowling Green had a pair of top 25 finishes on the national level, and Huiet was named All-Conference First Team in 2003 after leading the Falcons to a ninth place finish at nationals.
Huiet received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Bowling Green in 2003. He is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and the son of Tom and Maggie Collet and Tommy Huiet..