Arizona State University has promoted Sanja Tomasevic to the head coach of the women’s indoor volleyball team. She replaces Stevie Mussie, who left the program earlier this month after just one season in charge – making her the shortest-tenured coach in program history. Tomasevic was named the interim head coach after Mussie’s departure, and has had the interim title removed.
Sun Devil Volleyball Coaches
- 1973-78 – Mary Littlewood
- 1979-82 – Dale Flickinger
- 1983-88 – Debbie Brown
- 1989-02 – Patti Snyder-Park
- 2003-07 – Brad Saindon
- 2008-15 – Jason Watson
- 2016 – Stevie Mussie
- 2016-Current – Sanja Tomasevic
Tomasevic spent last season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator with the team, following two seasons as an assistant at the University of Miami – where they qualified for the NCAA tournament twice. She also spent two seasons as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at UTSA.
As a player, Tomasevic was one of the best in the history of the University of Washington. She ended her career as the school’s all-time leader in points (2,159.5), kills (1,795) and service aces (156), and remains one of only 5 Huskies in history to record 1000 kills and 1000 digs in her career.
After her college career, she played for 8 seasons professionally, including the last two as co-captain of the powerhouse POMI Casalmaggiore club in Italy. She was named the best server at the 2010 European Challenge Cup, and also won two Greek titles with Panathinaikos.