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Brian Gerwig
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Alma Mater: Western Kentucky
Graduating Year: 2010
Experience: 1 Year

Brian Gerwig was hired as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator on Jan. 18, 2017. He coaches A-State's outside hitters and middle blockers while playing an integral role in opponent scouting and game planning along with his recruiting responsibilities.

His first season at Arkansas State saw the team go 21-12, the team's fourth straight season of 20 or more wins, with a 12-4 mark in league play. A-State advanced to the postseason with a trip to the NIVC and earned its first postseason win since the 1993 season with a 3-1 victory over SIUE. The Red Wolves posted 261 total blocks to rank as the third most in the Sun Belt and 80th most in the nation. The squad's offense accounted for 1,658 kills throughout the season to rank as third most in the league and 36th in the nation, while its kill per set mark of 13.59 ranked as second best in the conference. The offense also hit .219 on the campaign to rank as second best in the SBC.

Carlisa May continued her fantastic run under his tutelage with 507 kills, the 10th most in school history, and took home SBC Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight season. Gerwig's leadership also helped Jessica Uke post her best blocking season of her career with 101 during 2017.

He came to A-State from George Washington University, where the GW volleyball program registered 70 wins during his four years as an assistant coach, including back-to-back 20+ win campaigns in 2014 and 2015.

A native of Louisville, Ky., Gerwig was responsible for scouting and game planning for the Colonials and coached six Atlantic 10 All-Conference selections during his four-year tenure. His first season with the program in 2013 saw GW post a 10-4 mark in A10 play, the most league wins since 2002, and also win a match in the conference tournament for the first time since 2006.

The momentum from 2013 carried over into 2014 as the Colonials registered a 22-8 record with an 11-3 mark in Atlantic 10 matches and advanced to the conference tournament championship match for the first time since the 2002 campaign with the help of Gerwig. George Washington posted another successful season in 2015 with a 21-11 record and advanced to the A10 Conference Tournament semifinals for the third season in a row before experiencing a down season in 2016.

Prior to his time at GW, Gerwig spent 2012 as a volunteer assistant coach at Western Kentucky, helping the Lady Toppers to their most successful season in the history of the program. WKU finished with a 33-4 overall record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. He worked in all aspects of the game with an emphasis on the defense and blockers. He helped coach two All-Americans and SBC Defensive Player of the Year, Ashley Potts.

Prior to his stint at Western Kentucky, Gerwig was the varsity volleyball head coach at Trinity High School in Louisville, Ky., guiding the Rocks to a 17-4 overall record in 2012 and their first state championship since the 2005 season.

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