Steve Loeswick Named Coastal Carolina Beach Volleyball Coach


Feb. 1, 2018

CONWAY - Steve Loeswick was named the head coach for the Coastal Carolina beach volleyball team on Thursday. Loeswick joins the Chanticleers after six seasons at North Florida, where he coached the indoor and beach volleyball teams.

"I would like to thank Director of Athletics Matt Hogue, Associate Athletic Director Cari Rosiek and the many others involved during the interview process for the opportunity to join this tremendous athletic department," said Loeswick. "Many of the Chanticleer sports programs are extremely successful not only within the conference but also on a national level, and I am looking forward to building that type of culture with the Coastal beach volleyball program. Coastal Carolina University has many great educational programs of study and being right near Myrtle Beach, it is a perfect place to be a student-athlete. I can't wait to start laying the foundation for this program as we strive for excellence on the court, in the classroom, and in the community!"

As the Director of Beach Volleyball at North Florida from 2012-17, Loeswick led the Ospreys to a 92-48 overall record and three ASUN Conference championships (2012, 2013 and 2016). UNF had a winning record in all but one season under Loeswick, including a 24-9, 7-1 record in 2016. A total of seven student-athletes garnered All-ASUN Conference honors, the second most of any school in the conference's history of beach volleyball.

Loeswick also oversaw UNF's indoor volleyball team, which accumulated a 97-94 overall record in his six seasons. He led UNF to its first ASUN championship appearance in 2012, a season that also included 20 wins for the first time in the program's Division I history. Loeswick guided several Ospreys to ASUN All-Conference and individual awards, including two Freshmen of the Year, one Libero of the Year and one Defensive Player of the Year.

Prior to North Florida, Loeswick had a 14-year assistant coaching career that included five seasons at LSU (2007-11), three seasons at Oklahoma (2004-06) and six seasons at Cornell (1998-2003).

While at LSU, Loeswick helped the Tigers accumulate 112 wins, five consecutive SEC Western Division titles, and the 2009 SEC championship -- the progam's first since 1991. LSU was one of 25 programs nationally to put together four straight NCAA Tournament appearances (2007-10), and the program had a trio of 25-win seasons in 2007, 2009 and 2010. Loeswick's tenure also saw the Tigers garner multiple honors, including the 2009 SEC Player of the Year, a pair of SEC Defensive Players of the Year, eight All-SEC selections, a first team AVCA All-American, seven honorable mention All-Americans and six AVCA All-Region honorees. Four student-athletes also surpassed 1,000 career kills during his time with the LSU program.

Prior to his arrival at LSU, Loeswick spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Oklahoma from 2004-06. As a member of 2006 AVCA Central Regional Coach of the Year Santiago Restrepo's staff, Loeswick aided the Sooners record turnaround in 2006 highlighted by a 28-6 record and a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16. The 28 victories and .824 winning percentage were school records, while the 15 more league wins marked the best one-year turnaround in Big 12 history.

OU finished the 2006 season ranked No. 12 in the AVCA poll, its highest ranking in program history and boasted a pair of All-America honors along with the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and Libero of the Year.

Before Oklahoma, Loeswick served as an assistant coach for six seasons at Cornell. During his tenure, the Big Red racked up a 93-38 record and 16 All-Ivy League selections, including 2000 Player of the Year Robin Moore. Cornell posted a top three finish in the Ivy League standings during three of Loeswick's final four seasons, including a 21-4 mark and a second-place finish in 2003.

Loeswick played collegiately at the University of Southern California. He was a four-year starting setter for the Trojans, and was just the third player in program history to start in a single position for all four seasons. Following his playing career at USC, Loeswick played in Germany's top professional volleyball league.

In 1996 Loeswick earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from USC. A native of North Tonawanda, N.Y., he married the former Jennifer Arbuckle on June 17, 2006. Jennifer was a standout outside hitter at Virginia Tech from 1992-95.

The Loeswicks have three children: two daughters, Isabella Rose and Lillian Ann, and a son, Steven Jacob.



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