June 12, 2013
PULLMAN - Former Cougar player Shannon Wyckoff Hunt has been promoted to assistant coach for the Washington State volleyball program, Head Coach Jen Greeny announced Wednesday.
"We are thrilled to have Shannon as part of our fulltime staff," Greeny said. "It was a logical fit knowing that she has the same philosophy as the rest of our coaching staff and has been working with this team for two years already."
Hunt has been a volunteer coach with the Cougar volleyball program since August 2011. She was an outstanding student and athlete at WSU from 1994 through 1997, and a teammate of Greeny. During Hunt's collegiate career the Cougars volleyball team played all four years in the NCAA Championship Tournament and advanced to the Elite Eight once and to the Sweet Sixteen once.
Hunt was the first Washington State player to reach 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career. Her 1,254 career digs was the WSU all-time list leader from 1997 until 2008 and is currently second-best all-time. Hunt tallied 1,051 career kills which was fifth-best at the time and now ranks ninth-highest in school history. In addition, her career 83 service aces total is ranked 11th-best at WSU.
Prior to returning to WSU Hunt taught and coached in the Vancouver, Wash., area for a dozen years. She was the head volleyball coach at Prairie High School in Brush Prairie, Wash., for the 2000 through 2003 seasons where she tallied a state championship tournament berth and had three players advance from prep to collegiate volleyball careers. Hunt then moved to the newly constructed Hockinson High School, also in Brush Prairie, Wash., where she was the head volleyball coach from 2004 through 2010. At Hockinson, Hunt led two Hawks' volleyball teams to state championship tournaments and had five players play collegiately after their prep volleyball careers.
Hunt lives in Pullman with her husband Joe and their sons Grayson, 9, and Austin, 7.