|Previous College:||New York University (2002)|
Mitch Kallick is in his third season on the Titan coaching staff and will again serve as the program's primary recruiting coordinator. On the court, he will be responsible for working with the outside hitters and defensive specialists.
Last year in the same capacity, Kallick helped develop hitter Brittany Moore into an AVCA All-American Honorable Mention and Big West Conference Player of the Year, and tutored All-Big West Conference first-teamer Cami Croteau in the back row.
As a recruiting coordinator, Kallick spearheaded the 2008 Titan recruiting efforts that were rewarded by PrepVolleyball.com with an honorable mention nod in its Top Recruiting Class Rankings in 2008.
Kallick, 27, came to Fullerton after a one-year stint as an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee, where he helped the 2006 Lady Vols to a 19-12 overall record and an NCAA tournament appearance.
Prior to Tennessee, Kallick spent three seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, New York University, helping to guide the Violets to one Div. III Elite Eight finish (2005), a pair of Final Fours (2003 and 2004) and one national championship match in 2003. For their efforts, the University Athletic Association (UAA) named the NYU coaching staff Coaching Staff of the Year in both 2003 and 2004.
As a player, Kallick was an All-American for the Violets and holds university career records for kills (1,925), blocks (543), block assists (399), points (2354.5), and sets played (417). In his four-year playing career, Kallick led NYU to two Final Four finishes (2000 and 2002) and one national championship match in 2000 and was a four-time Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) first-teamer.
Following his collegiate career, the middle hitter played one professional season for Clube Desportivo de Povoa in Portugal.
In the off-season, Kallick works with Orange County's Impact Volleyball Club where he guided Impact 15 to a Top 5 finish at the Junior Olympics in the Summer of 2008.
Kallick will serve as the AVCA Big West Conference Assistant Coaches' representative in 2009.
Kallick prepped at Green Valley High School in Henderson, Nev., and currently resides in Huntington Beach.