Scott Touzinsky Returns To The Beach As Assistant Coach For Men’s Volleyball
The former Olympian and All-American will return to Long Beach State.
Long Beach, Calif. - Men’s Volleyball head coach Alan Knipe has announced the hiring of Scott Touzinsky as an assistant coach, as the former 49er, All-American and Olympian will return to Long Beach State.
One of Long Beach State’s great players during his time as a student-athlete, Touzinsky went on to star as an outside hitter both professionally and on the international stage. As a member of the USA Men’s National Team, Touzinsky won a Gold Medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as winning the World League, and played professionally for over 13 seasons in five different countries.
“We’re excited to welcome Scott back home here at the Beach,” said Knipe. ”He’s one of the great players to come from this program, and brings a wealth of experience at the highest levels. Scott’s attitude and personality will be a boon to our recruiting, and his many years of professional experience will help with the development of our players.”
Touzinsky started his career at Long Beach State off with a bang, being named the AVCA Co-Freshman of the Year in 2001, and would star for four seasons at the Beach. He led the team in kills as both a junior and a senior, and ranks fifth in career kills at Long Beach State with 1,642. He remains the program’s service ace leader with 158 in four seasons, and owns three of the top four single-season marks for aces in school history, as well as the single-game record of nine aces in one match.
His best season came in 2004, when Touzinsky led the Beach to a 28-7 overall record and a spot in the NCAA Championship Match. A consensus first-team All-American as a senior, Touzinsky also earned first-team All-MPSF honors and earned NCAA All-Tournament Team honors.
In addition to his playing career, Touzinsky founded his own club, Touzinky’s Elite Volleyball in Saint Louis in 2006, where he remains the owner and principal business manager.
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