Here’s today’s pair of new Wizard interview commitments.
Sue Gozansky (USA)
A member of the 2006 AVCA Hall of Fame induction class, Sue travels the world as an FIVB coaching course instructor, as well as being a member of the USAV CAP Cadre and author of a pair of books. She made her name in coaching by leading the UC-Riverside program for nearly 40 years. During that span she won nearly 700 matches and two NCAA Division II titles and an AIAW Small College Championship. Her teams had an NCAA-record streak of 20 straight playoff appearances. She has coached at the Olympic Sports Festival as well as the USA Women’s “B” volleyball team consisting of players being considered for roster spots on the National Team and was men’s and women’s coach for the quadrennial Maccabiah Games (Jewish Olympics) in Israel in 1981, 1985, 1989 and 1993.
Stephen Pierce (USA)
As coach of Eden High School for 27 years, Stephen is the winningest coach in New York state history with over 900 victories. Under his stewardship, Eden has won 11 state titles. By comparison, the next highest championship count for any school is 6. His teams have ranked as high as #16 nationally. Stephen was named 2010 Prepvolleyball.com National Volleyball High School Co-Coach of the year. He has also coached extensively at the Juniors level and has trained numerous players who went on to play NCAA Division I and II volleyball.