Keckler names Sarah Gomish assistant volleyball coach
BETHLEHEM, PA. – The Lehigh volleyball program has hired Sarah Gomish as the next assistant coach under head coach Alexa Keckler to expand a coaching team with someone with a lot of relative experience. Gomish will be a member of the Mountain Hawks’ staff with assistants Deb Schlosser and Emily Poole.
“We are very pleased to welcome Sarah to our staff,” said Keckler. “During the interview process, she was a great contributor to our players’ growth as well as a strong competitor. Sarah will put a lot of energy into the program and has shown her skills as a recruiter.”
Gomish is coming to South Mountain in the same role from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. In their first season with the Knights, the program received a selection for the First Team All-NEC (OH Victoria Demmene) for the first time in 10 years.
She spent 2019 as an assistant trainer for Bloomsburg University at PSAC. On the Huskies coaching staff, Gomish helped coach Libero Alyssa Cianciulli receive the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) second team award, the All-Atlantic Region award from the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) and American Volleyball receive coaching association (AVCA).
After three seasons at Lock Haven University, Gomish played her senior year of college with the Huskies during the program’s inaugural season in 2018. She led Bloomsburg with 328 (3.49 per set) and 349 (3.71 per set) points and finished second on the team with 289 digs (3.07 per set). For her college career, she had a total of 1,195 kills and 1,046 digs.
In December 2018, Gomish was one of 14 recipients across the country to receive the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship for 2018. The scholarship gives aspiring volleyball coaches the opportunity to attend their first AVCA meeting. The scholarship will be used to finance congress registration and hotel costs.
Gomish completed an internship at USA Volleyball for High Performance in the summer of 2019. She earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science from Lock Haven and her master’s degree in exercise science from Bloomsburg.
“It is an absolute honor to be able to train at Lehigh and to work with Trainer Keckler and the staff who are already here,” said Gomish. “Being at a university with such a strong academic and athletic reputation is a great experience for aspiring and current student-athletes and prepares them well for their future.
“I look forward to working with the staff, the players and the entire sports department.”
Prior to college, Gomish played volleyball and softball at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania.
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