BYU head women’s volleyball coach Heather Olmstead earned her 100th victory in her 4th year at the helm of the volleyball program, as the Cougars swept past Pepperdine Tuesday night in Malibu, Calif.
CONGRATS COACH OLMSTEAD!💯👏
With our victory over the Waves, Heather Olmstead received her 100th win for BYU!
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— BYU Women’s Volleyball (@BYUwvolleyball) September 26, 2018
After serving as assistant coach from 2011-13 and associate head coach in 2014, Olmstead took the reins in 2015 at BYU. She has maintained the program’s level of success, leading the Cougars to West Coast Conference championships in each of her 3 seasons. She has also extended the program’s NCAA Tournament regional semifinal appearance streak to 6 consecutive seasons.
Olmstead ranks third in all-time wins at BYU, behind legendary Elaine Michaels (886 wins) and her brother Shawn Olmstead (103), who now leads the Cougar men’s volleyball program.
Olmstead was named 2015 WCC Coach of the Year after leading BYU to an outright league championship in her debut season. She garnered AVCA All-Pacific South Region Coach of the Year recognition in 2016, when she secured another outright WCC title and a regional semifinal finish in the NCAA Tournament. The 2017 season was no different, as Olmstead led the Cougars to a 4th outright conference title, 30-win season and a regional semifinal appearance.
Through 6 weeks of the season, BYU is ranked at the top of the national polls with a perfect 13-0 record overall and a 3-0 WCC mark. The Cougars own a .336 attack percentage on the season and are out-blocking their opponents 117 to 82.5 this year.