LOGAN, Utah – Utah State’s head volleyball coach Grayson DuBose announced Thursday the hiring of Jeremiah Larsen as an assistant for the Aggies. Larsen replaces Tom Peterson who recently resigned to become head coach at Weber State University.Larsen comes to Utah State after spending the 2010 season at Missouri State where the Bears had a 20-10 record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in the last eight years. While at Missouri State, Larsen helped four of its student-athletes earn all-Missouri Valley Conference honors in addition to one earning American Volleyball Coaches Association honorable mention All-American honors.”I am very excited to be a part of Utah State Volleyball,” said Larsen. “I have a lot of respect for what Grayson has established and I look forward to helping Utah State reach the goals they have set for the future.”Prior to his stint at Missouri State, Larsen spent three seasons (2007-09) as an assistant at Southeast Missouri State helping transform the Redhawks into one of the top defensive teams in the nation. In 2008, SEMO ranked 14th nationally in digs per set followed by a second-place ranking in 2008 with a 19.29 average.”I am looking forward to working with Jeremiah and continuing to build our program here at Utah State,” said DuBose. “Jeremiah is a wonderful volleyball coach and a better person, and he will fit seamlessly into our system and philosophy.”Larsen began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Utah Valley University and served as head coach at Brighton High School in Sandy, Utah. In 2006, Larsen guided Brighton to a 30-1 record, the Utah 5A state championship and a No. 9 national ranking according to PrepVolleyball.com. Following the 2006 season, Larsen was named the Utah Coach of the Year from the Salt Lake Tribune. Brighton compiled a 78-5 record in Larsen’s three seasons as head coach.In addition, he coached at the Summit Volleyball Club for three years, which ranked No. 15 in the nation (PrepVolleyball.com) in 2006.Larsen competed for four seasons and lettered two years as a setter/libero at Brigham Young University. He was a member of the 2001 NCAA Division I and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championship teams. Larsen received his undergraduate degree in sociology at BYU in 2006.Larsen and his wife, Casie, have one son, Brock.-USU-
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