Wisener named new EWC volleyball coach
TORRINGTON – Judd Wisener has been named the new Eastern Wyoming College head volleyball coach.
“I’m excited to have Judd join the EWC athletic staff and look forward to working with him as he leads our volleyball program,” Eastern Wyoming College Athletic Director Tom Andersen said. “Judd will bring enthusiasm and energy to the program.”
Wisener was the head volleyball coach at the University of South Carolina-Sumter where he set up and established the school’s first ever volleyball program. He has worked as an assistant coach for Coastal Bend College in Beeville, Texas, volunteer assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and worked many years as a college camp coach at many universities in Texas with the most recent at Texas A&M University.
As the assistant coach at Coastal Bend College, Wisener helped lead the Cougars to a postseason appearance in Region XIV. During that time, his athletes also received multiple academic awards off the court.
“I love the fact that academics (at Eastern Wyoming College) are pushed and lived alongside athletics,” Wisener said. “The volleyball program is in a great region that is very competitive, and I cannot wait to bring my expertise to the program and see what we can do in the coming years.”
Wisener received his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, with a minor in English, from Texas Tech University in 2016 and his Masters of Science in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2019.
He brings a wealth of experience to the table from both the collegiate and club levels. On the collegiate side, he has coached at Stephen F. Austin State University, Coastal Bend College, and the University of South Carolina-Sumter. At the club level, he has coached the East Texas Juniors Volleyball Club in Nacogdoches, Texas, at Guns Up Volleyball Club in Lubbock, Texas, and Frisco Flyers Volleyball Club in Frisco, Texas.
During his two years as the volunteer assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin State University, the Ladyjacks claimed the Southland Conference regular season title. While on the staff, the Ladyjacks earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2018 and NIVC in 2017.
His playing experience includes time with the Texas Tech men’s volleyball club team where he helped lead the team to the title of 2015-16 Most Improved Club of the Year. Wisener was a two-year starter for the team while doubling as club president. He also plays in his free time in different leagues around the United States.
“I would like to thank Tom Andersen and the hiring committee for their confidence in selecting me as the next head coach at Eastern Wyoming College,” Wisener said. “Go Lancers.”
Wisener will lead the Lancers onto the court for the team’s first match against Western Nebraska Community College on Wednesday, Aug. 24, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.