Renae Hartl, Luther College director of intercollegiate athletics, has named Brittany Sisk the college’s new head volleyball coach. Sisk joins the Norse with a wealth of experience as a head coach and assistant coach at both the NCAA III and NCAA II levels. She will begin her new duties immediately.
Sisk becomes the sixth head coach in Luther's 39-year history of varsity volleyball. She succeeds Danielle Lynch, who served as head volleyball coach for seven years and resigned in November.
"We are thrilled to name Brittany Sisk as the next head coach of our volleyball program,” commented Hartl. “I believe she is a premier young coach that will bring us some very exciting times ahead. Her drive to win, plans for success, and genuine care for her student-athletes was felt throughout the entire search process. I know she is very excited to get going and I expect her to hit the ground running in a few weeks when she can officially join us in Decorah.”
Sisk takes over the Norse program after serving as head volleyball coach at Dominican University, River Forest, Ill. During her one year at Dominican, she led the Stars to a record of 17-13 and received votes in the top-25 Division III national poll.
Prior to Dominican, she was the head volleyball coach at Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana, an NCAA II program for three years. She has also served as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin River Falls and as a volunteer assistant coach at Bethel University, Arden Hills, Minn.
A Minnesota native, Sisk earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education at St. Mary’s University, Winona, Minnesota, in 2011. On the volleyball court, she was a three-year starter and team captain and twice named team MVP. During her three years as a starter, the Cardinals posted an overall record of 62-33 and also earned an NCAA III National Tournament berth her senior year. Individually, she finished third in the nation in assists and completed her career ranked second on the Cardinal’s all-time list in this same category.
"Leaving Dominican was a difficult decision to make, but Luther is an incredible opportunity for myself and our family,” stated Sisk. “We are looking forward to being a part of the Decorah community. Coach Danielle Lynch has built such a solid foundation for this program, I am looking forward to continuing to build on that and push the volleyball program forward. I am so thankful to President Paula Carlson, Athletic Director Renae Hartl and the search committee for this new opportunity. The Norse athletic department is committed to helping their student-athletes achieve success, and I am beyond grateful to join them in 2018.”