Brian Gerwig
Brian  Gerwig

Hometown:
Louisville, KY

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Western Kentucky '10


04/10/2013

Brian Gerwig Joins @GW_Volleyball as Assistant Coach

Former Western Kentucky Assistant Joins Staff

Brian Gerwig enters his fourth season as an assistant coach for the GW Volleyball team in 2016.

In his third season at GW, Gerwig helped guide the Colonials to their second consecutive 20-win season, and third in five years, in 2015 (21-11) and the team's third consecutive appearance in the Atlantic 10 Championship Semifinals. A pair of Colonials led the conference in statistical categories in 2015. Chidima Osuchukwu (AVCA All-East Region, Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team) was the league's top blocker with 168 total blocks and 1.51 blocks per set and Jordan Timmer dished out a league-best 1,306 total assists and 10.70 assists per set. As a team, the Colonials paced the A-10 in team attacks per set (34.82), total attacks (4,248) and total blocks (292.0).

In his second season, Gerwig helped GW to its most successful season since 2000 as the Colonials finished with a 22-8 overall record, an 11-3 mark in Atlantic 10 matches and the team's first appearance in the A-10 Championship match since 2002.

Playing a critical role in opponent scouting and game planning, Gerwig helped the Colonials in leading the Atlantic 10 and ranking top-50 in NCAA Division I in assists (12.92/set), blocks (2.75/set) and kills (13.84/set).

In his first season, Gerwig played an instrumental role in opponent scouting and game planning. He helped the Colonials to a 10-4 mark in Atlantic 10 Conference matches, the most A-10 wins for the program since the 2002 season, and GW's first win in the Atlantic 10 Championship since 2006.

Gerwig also played an key role in the development of GW's freshman class, highlighted by Atlantic 10 All-Rookie and All-Conference Second Team selection Chidima Osuchukwu.

Gerwig spent 2012 as a volunteer assistant coach at Western Kentucky, helping the Lady Toppers to their most successful season in the history of the program. Western Kentucky finished with a 33-4 overall record and made the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season, advancing to the second round for the first time in program history.

While at Western Kentucky, Gerwig worked in all aspects of the game with an emphasis on training the defense and blockers. Gerwig coached under 2012 AVCA National Coach of the Year finalist Travis Hudson and helped coach two All-Americans and the two-time Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Ashley Potts.

Gerwig also served as the team's video coordinator, responsible for video breakdown and strategy for both Western Kentucky and its opponents.

Prior to his stint at Western Kentucky, Gerwig was the varsity volleyball head coach at Trinity High School in Louisville, Ky., guiding the Rocks to a 17-4 overall record in 2012 and their first state championship since the 2005 season.

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