Boise, Idaho - Shawn Garus, Boise State's head volleyball coach, announced a change in his coaching staff this afternoon as he promoted Bronco alum Alisha Young from the director of operations into the second assistant position. Young spent last fall as a volunteer assistant coach before being hired as the director of operations this past spring. Young replaces Skydra Orzen who left the program a few weeks ago to pursue other business opportunities.
Young's responsibilities as a member of the coaching staff include: train the middle blockers during practice, head up the video program, assist with the day to day operations of the program, as well as with the teams' outreach/community service activities, clinics, tournaments and camps.
She was a standout for the Broncos competing from 2007 through 2010. During her career she was a all-conference and academic all-conference honoree. The native of American Fork, Utah, finished her career ranked second in career points with 1,271.5 and ninth in kills with 1,055. Young's senior campaign (2010) was an outstanding year as she recorded several program top-10 performances for a season, including setting the school record for points in a season with 524.5. Her other top-10 marks were the second-best hitting percentage in program history at 33.9 percent, 10th-best year for blocks with 140 and fourth most kills with 414.
Young graduated with a bachelors degree in health science. The former Alisha King is married to former College of Idaho basketball player Tyler Young.