Colorado State University-Pueblo, 2005
Army volleyball head coach Alma Kovaci announced Sarah Lusk joined her staff as an assistant coach in mid-April 2014. Lusk is an Army veteran, who completed two tours of Iraq and coached the All-Army Women's Volleyball Team to a pair of gold medals.
While contributing to all aspects of the program, Lusk concentrates her efforts working with the middle blockers and Army's overall team blocking. She also handles travel operations, equipment and joining in the Black Knights' recruiting efforts.
A 2005 graduate of Colorado State University-Pueblo, Lusk earned second team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honors in 2002 and 2003, along with being an all-state volleyball player at the high school level. Lusk makes her way to West Point with a plethora of military and coaching experience, making her a unique and ideal fit for the Black Knights.
In her first season on Kovaci's staff, Lusk mentored three All-Patriot League performers, including first-team selection Nicole Perri, as well as second-team picks Vanessa Edwards and Carolyn Bockrath. Bockrath earned the Patriot League's Rookie of the Year Award after leading the conference with a .391 hitting percentage and was third among Patriot League freshmen with 2.61 kills per set. The 6-2 middle blocker paced the Black Knights with 70 blocks in her first season at West Point.
Lusk's coaching experience ranges from the high school, juniors and military teams and most recently included being the head women's volleyball coach and assistant men's volleyball coach at Mount Olive College in North Carolina. She has guided several military-based teams to include two gold medals and one silver medal for the All-Army Women's Volleyball Team at the All-Armed Forces Tournament. Her teams also participated in the fifth Military World Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2011 and the Women's Military Championships in Amsterdam in 2012.
Lusk spent parts of 2007-11 honing her coaching skills on the juniors level.
Prior to embarking on the coaching path, Lusk deployed to Iraq twice, completing tours in 2006-07 and 2008-09 as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She served five years of active duty and three years in the reserve as a member of the Military Police Corps.
Lusk, a native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Colorado State University-Pueblo.