Assistant Coach Brian Hosfeld
With the start of the 2007 season, Brian Hosfeld enters his fourth year as an assistant coach on Jerritt Elliott's staff at Texas. He was hired on June 14, 2004, after a successful eight-year head coaching tenure at Baylor University. In addition to his on-court duties and working with the setters, he oversees the team's strength and conditioning program as well as match preparation.
Hosfeld's arrival on the 40 Acres coincided with UT's return to the top of the collegiate volleyball scene. The Longhorns have earned a pair of top-10 rankings in three seasons with Hosfeld on the bench, while advancing to three NCAA Tournaments. Additionally, Texas has finished second in the Big 12 Conference in 2004 and 2005, marking the first time the team achieved a second-place showing since 1998.
In his first three seasons at Texas, Hosfeld has worked with setter Michelle Moriarty as she has paced the team to its top two season hitting percentages in program history: .305 in 2004 and .272 in 2005. As a freshman in 2004, Moriarty finished the season ranked second in the Big 12 and 20th nationally in assists/per game (13.26), garnering both Honorable Mention All-Big 12 and AVCA All-Central Region honors. Behind Moriarty, Texas finished the year ranked fourth nationally in hitting percentage with a school record mark, and was 13th in kills per game (17.09).
As a sophomore, Moriarty earned AVCA honorable mention All-America honors, as well as AVCA First Team All-Central and First Team All-Big 12 accolades. Moriarty finished the 2005 season ranked 10th nationally in assists per game (13.38) while pacing the team - composed of six regular players classified as freshman or sophomores after the loss of a pair of All-American hitters the year before - to the second-best hitting mark in school history.
During her junior campaign, Moriarty earned AVCA All-America Third Team honors as well as AVCA All-Central Region Moriarty ranked fourth nationally in 2006, recording 13.68 assists per game and leading her Texas team that ranked 21st nationally in hitting percentage.
At the conclusion of the 2004 season, Hosfeld was selected to coach the 2005 USA Volleyball A2 junior national team, where he coached both Moriarty and Lauren Paolini in summer training sessions in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Before coming to Texas, Hosfeld elevated the Baylor program to new heights in his tenure in Waco. He led the 1999 squad to the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, and followed that up with another showing in 2001. Hosfeld guided Baylor to three-straight winning seasons (1999-2001) for the first time in school history. Additionally, Volleyball Magazine rated his 1999 recruiting class fourth in the nation.
Prior to arriving at Baylor, Hosfeld was an assistant coach at Long Beach State for three years (1993-95) and was a member of the coaching staff when the 49ers won the 1993 national championship. In addition to the 1993 Final Four appearance, Hosfeld helped guide the Beach to three-straight NCAA appearances during his stay. LBSU had an overall winning percentage of 81.8 percent (81-18) while Hosfeld worked with the team.
In addition to his collegiate coaching duties, Hosfeld also was selected to lead USA Volleyball's silver-medal winning entry at the 1997 World University Games in Sicily, Italy. Prior to his work with that team, Hosfeld served as USA Volleyball's director of the World University and National Team try-outs at the Olympic Training Center.
A native of Long Beach, Calif., Hosfeld was active in junior volleyball before his ascension to head coaching duties at Baylor. In 1986, he co-founded the Magnum Volleyball Club and served as head coach until 1995. Today, the Magnum Volleyball Club still stands as one of the most successful junior development programs in the U.S.
Hosfeld graduated from Long Beach State in 1991. He and his wife, Jaimie (Lee), have one daughter, Ella (3) and a son, Max (1). Jaimie was the 1996 and 1997 Big East Most Valuable Player while she played volleyball at Notre Dame. She currently competes professionally on the AVP Tour, where she was the 2003 AVP Rookie of the Year.