An experienced player both on the court and in the sand, Drew Burdette returns for a second year to lend his knowledge to the South Carolina volleyball program as its volunteer assistant.
Burdette spent two years at Pfeiffer University, where he was part of the first men's volleyball signing class in Falcon history. Playing one season, he led Pfeiffer in hitting percentage (.267) and kills per set (3.21), ranking in the top 50 in the country in both. Burdette also led the Falcons in aces (0.23 per set) and stood second on the squad in digs. He set two individual match records: highest hitting percentage (.667) and solo blocks (5). He also played in numerous beach tournaments prior to going to Pfeiffer.
In addition to his volunteer work with the Gamecocks, Burdette also serves as a head coach at the Magnum Volleyball Club in Columbia as well.
An assistant coach at Blue Ridge High School in Greer, S.C., Burdette helped plan and run practices and was part of the evaluation for tryouts. He also coached with the Carolina One Volleyball Club in Greenville, S.C., serving as head coach of 15s and 16s during his time there.
Burdette transferred to South Carolina and is majoring in sport management with a minor in coaching. Originally from Naples, Fla., he graduated from Gulf Coast High School.
Burdette's Employment Timeline
Burdette's Playing Timeline