June 15, 2006
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Mitch Sadowsky, a former assistant coach with the Georgetown Hoyas, has been named an assistant volleyball coach at Florida State as announced by Seminole head coach Todd Kress. Sadowsky, a former collegiate and Team USA volleyball player, brings a wealth of experience to the position, both as a coach and player.
“I am really happy to get someone of Mitch’s caliber this late in the game,” Kress said. “I think he is going to bring so much to the table. He has played at a very high level and can relate really well from a player’s standpoint. He was a standout at Ball State and competed in a number of Final Fours. He has coached at a high level and has a lot of experience working with the USA program. His experiences and his background are going to be a tremendous asset to the program. Recruiting wise, he has a lot of knowledge and he recruits nationally. So, it’s a great fit for what we are trying to get accomplished.”
Sadowsky was hired by former Georgetown head volleyball coach Li Liu in September of 2004. Liu resigned in November 2005 and Sadowsky served as an interim head coach until a national search for a new leader was conducted. The pair led the Hoyas to a 17-12 record in 2004 before ending the 2005 campaign with a 6-22 mark.
Sadowsky came to Georgetown from the Utah Grizzlies Hockey Club where he was a corporate sales executive from September 2003 until July 2004. In addition to his duties as corporate sales executive, he also sold corporate sponsorships with the 2003 California League Champion Inland Empire 66ers, the Single A Affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
Sadowsky coached volleyball at Redlands High School in California. His Redlands’ freshman team and the varsity team won their conference championship outright during his time at the helm of the squad. Sadowsky also coached at North Shore Milwaukee Volleyball Club, Greendale High School, Munciana Volleyball Club, Wapahani High School and Ball State University. At North Shore, Sadowsky was the head coach of the boy’s 18-under team which earned back-to-back fifth-place finishes at the Junior National Championships. He was the head boys’ varsity coach at Greendale High, overseeing all aspects of team training and preparation. At Munciana, Sadowsky worked as an assistant coach with the girls’ teams. His 1998 Munciana team won the 16-and-under club national championship. Sadowsky was also an assistant coach at Wapahani High School, where he helped lead the team to two State semi-final appearances.
At the collegiate level, Sadowsky was a graduate assistant at Ball State, helping the team to two MIVA conference tournament appearances.
As a player, Sadowsky has international experience in the 2001 Maccabi Games where he helped led Team USA to a silver medal and in the Bring It USA All-Star Tour in the fall of 2000. In college, Sadowsky was a setter for perennial NCAA powerhouse Ball State University. He played in two Final Fours (1995 and 1997) and was team captain in 1998.
Sadowsky graduated from Ball State University in 1998 with degrees in Sport Administration and Spanish and received his Masters of Science in Sport Management in 2000. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, golfing and spending time with his dog, Harley.