BRANDY HUSKEY | ASSISTANT COACH
Brandy Huskey will begin her fourth season as an assistant coach at Texas Tech in 2019 after guiding the 2018 Red Raiders to their best Big 12 run since the 2004 season. Huskey, a Red Raider volleyball alum, was named to Tony Graystone’s inaugural staff in 2016.
Huskey, who began her collegiate playing career as a setter and defensive specialist for the Red Raiders in 2010 and 2011, works with the same positions now as a coach while assisting with the offense and organizing the program’s community service efforts.
After gaining standout Missy Owens from Long Beach State prior to the 2017 season, Huskey helped Owens write her name in the Texas Tech record book after she became Tech's first student-athlete to earn Co-Setter of the Year laurels in 2018. Owens was also awarded 2018 AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention, 2018 All-Big 12 First Team, 2018 Preseason All-Big 12, 2017 All-Big 12 Second Team, 2017 NIVC All-Tournament team and 2017 VolleyMov NIVC Dream Team honors under Huskey's supervision.
Before returning to Lubbock, Huskey served as an assistant coach for Houston Baptist University in 2015. While at HBU, she worked with the setters and defensive specialists, helping the Huskies starting setter Kayla Armer to 1,217 assists. Her total was the 10th-most in a single-season in HBU history. On the defensive side, the Huskies recorded 1,788 digs in 2015, with five players posting at 280 digs or more.
Before HBU, Huskey spent a year as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Houston. Huskey assisted with team travel, special events, equipment and all positions of training during the 2014 season.
As a student-athlete, Huskey was a four-year letterwinner at Texas Tech (2010-11) and the University of Texas-San Antonio (2012-13). Huskey was utilized as a backup setter and defensive specialist during her two seasons with the Red Raiders. In her sophomore season at Tech, she appeared in 22 matches, making six starts. She totaled 126 digs in 2011, with 104 coming during Big 12 play. She also added 57 assists, tallying a season-high 23 against Grambling State.
With the Roadrunners, Huskey made an immediate impact upon her transfer, starting all 30 matches at setter and ranking second on the squad with 17 double-doubles as a junior. In 2013, she was named second-team All-Western Athletic Conference, also being voted team captain.
As a senior captain, Huskey helped UTSA to its first-ever Conference USA championships in the program's inaugural season in the league, claiming both the regular season and tournament titles to advance to the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
Huskey is a native of Columbus, Texas, and comes from a family of athletes. Her older sister, Elise, played volleyball at UTSA (2008-11), while her younger sister, Cheyenne, is set to finish her second season at Texas State (2018-19) after two seasons at Florida (2016-17). Her father, Keith, was a student-athlete at the University of St. Thomas, and mother, Rhonda, was a student-athlete at Texas Woman's University.
Huskey graduated from UTSA in May of 2014 with a bachelor's degree in multidisciplinary studies.
Brandy Huskey info
Hometown: Columbus, Texas
High School: Columbus ‘10
College: UTSA ‘14
2016-Present: Texas Tech Assistant Coach
2015-16: Houston Baptist Assistant Coach
2014-15: University of Houston Volunteer Assistant Coach
2010-11: Texas Tech
2012 All-Western Athletic Conference second team
Led UTSA to first Conference USA Title in 2013
Won the 2013 Conference USA Tournament Title
Automatic Qualifyer for the 2013 NCAA Regionals
Named a team captain for her senior season