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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-Virginia head coach Dennis Hohenshelt has named Stevie Mussie, an NC State assistant the past two years, as an assistant coach with the Cavalier program Monday (Feb. 13). Mussie will serve as recruiting coordinator and will oversee the ‘Hoo offense and work primarily with outside hitters, back-row players and passers.

“I am extremely excited that Stevie has chosen to join the Virginia volleyball family,” Hohenshelt said. “I thought it was important to the program to find a person who has passion and energy for the game of volleyball and Stevie has that. Everyone that I talked to during the search process had nothing but positive things to say about her and confirmed what I already knew. I believe that our players will benefit greatly from the volleyball knowledge that Stevie will bring with her to the University of Virginia.”

Prior to her time in Raleigh, N.C., Mussie spent 2009 with Team Complete Athlete, a high-profile club volleyball program based in Newport Beach, Calif. Mussie was an assistant coach at Colorado in 2008.

Mussie played two years at University of the Pacific before transferring to Pac-12 power Washington. At Pacific, Mussie was named to the All-Big West Freshman squad after making 29 starts with 2.46 kills and 2.49 digs per set. During her sophomore campaign, she recorded 14 double-doubles and earned double-digit kills 23 times.

After transferring to Washington and sitting out the 2005 season following knee surgery, Mussie was named the most outstanding player at the 2006 Seattle Regional in the NCAA Tournament and earned first-team All-Pac 10 honors her senior season.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to work at such a distinguished institution and having the opportunity to work with Dennis,” Mussie said. “Helping this volleyball program progress will be an exciting experience.”

A native of Puyallup, Wash., Mussie graduated from Washington in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. At Puyallup High School, Mussie lettered in volleyball and track and field and was the 2002 Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year in Washington and was a 2003 Fab 50 honoree in Volleyball Magazine.

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