Moritz Moritz named head coach, team to begin competing
Images from the Gamecocks' sixth-annual breast-cancer awareness match on Oct. 12, 2012
vs. Winthrop (September 8, 2012)
Shots from South Carolina's five-set win over East Tennessee State in the 2012 Gamecock Invitational
Moritz Moritz serves as the Gamecocks' defensive coordinator, concentrating his on-court work with middle blockers and all defenders. In his second season at South Carolina, Moritz will also assist in scheduling, scouting, recruiting, video breakdown, game and practice planning and work with the Gamecock academic program.
In his first year at South Carolina, Moritz had the Gamecock defense on top of the SEC stat rankings and in the top 60 in NCAA Division I in digs, posting a 16.78 per-set average on the year. Libero Paige Wheeler twice received SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
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.
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