The first head coach in Gamecock sand volleyball history is Moritz Moritz, as he steps from the indoor game to head the 31st sand volleyball program nationally.
In 2011-12, he worked with the Gamecock indoor team, concentrating his on-court work with middle blockers and all defenders. The 2011 Gamecocks led the SEC in digs per set, and Gamecock libero Paige Wheeler earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors twice. He also assisted in scheduling, scouting, recruiting, video breakdown, game and practice planning and work with the Gamecock academic program.
Moritz spent five seasons at Idaho, where he worked as the defensive coordinator as well as film breakdown, academics and the Vandals' community service efforts. Idaho never finished below .500 in Western Athletic Conference play during Moritz's time with the team.
Prior to moving to Moscow, Moritz spent eight years in the Fort Collins, Colo., area. He worked at Colorado State as a volunteer assistant coach for five years and as an interim assistant coach for another while also working with the Norco Junior Volleyball Club and as an assistant coach for a season at Fort Collins High. His first coaching job came in California as an assistant coach with Pacific Palisades High School and with the Island Juniors club.
Married to the former Kevann Tuell, the couple has two children, son Curren and daughter Gracyn. Moritz earned his bachelors from Colorado State in 2006.
Moritz's Employment Timeline
2013 - Head sand coach, South Carolina
2011-2012 - Assistant indoor coach, South Carolina
2006-2010 - Assistant indoor coach, Idaho
2005 - Assistant indoor coach, Fort Collins High School
2004 - Interim assistant indoor coach, Colorado State
2004-2006 - Head indoor coach, Norco Junior Volleyball Club
1998-2002 - Volunteer assistant indoor coach, Colorado State
1996-1997 - Assistant coach, Pacific Palisades (Calif.) High School
1996-1997 - Assistant coach, Island Juniors (Calif.) Club
Moritz's Education Timeline
2006, B.A., Liberal arts, Colorado State