Players are excited about new head coach
Tiffany Mastin has been named the new head volleyball coach at Missouri Western.
Mastin takes over for interim head coach Kyp Harasymowcyz.
Harasymowcyz replaced Cindy Brauk who retired in May of 2006. Tradition played a big role in Mastin wanting the job at Missouri Western.
â€œMissouri Western has a great tradition of athletics,â€ Mastin said. â€œI also see this as a place to improve a program.â€
For the last two years Mastin has been the head coach at Oakland City University. Mastinâ€™s love for the game of volleyball is something that made an impression on athletic director Mark Linder.
â€œHer passion for volleyball made her stick out from other candidates,â€ Linder said. â€œShe also came from a successful program that she turned around.â€
Mastin also made a good impression on the volleyball players. Her knowledge for the game of volleyball is something that impressed freshman Jill Briant.
â€œShe has a different outlook on the game of volleyball and the coaching philosophy she is more up to date with current times,â€ Briant said.
Mastin also is a hard worker something that rubs off on her players. Junior Alyssa Berg finds that to be one of Matins best qualities.
â€œShe is someone you want to work hard for because she will work hard for you,â€ Berg said.
Mastin has many short term and long term goals for the volleyball program.
Short term she would like to improve from last years record and also would like to compete for a conference championship.
Long term, she would love to make Missouri Western a division II volleyball powerhouse and have the team ranked in the top 25 every years.