Staff

Grayson DuBose

Grayson is entering his twelfth season as Utah State's head volleyball coach after being hired on March 27, 2006. In his eleven years at USU, DuBose (pronounced Do-Boz) has brought stability to one of the top programs in the region as he has coached two All-Americans and 21 all-conference selections. Off the court, 26 of his student-athletes have earned academic all-conference honors for a total of 55 times, as well as six academic all-district recipients. He is also one of just four coaches in school history to have a winning record and enters the 2013 season as the longest tenured coach, in addition to the second-winningest coach in school history. In 2012, DuBose led USU to the regular-season WAC title, as the Aggies collected nine conference postseason awards, including Du- Bose being named WAC Coach of the Year, while redshirt-freshman Elle Brainard was tabbed WAC Freshman of the Year. Paige Neves, Rachel Orr, Shay Sorensen and Josselyn White all earned first-team all-WAC honors, while Brainard and Kaitlyn VanHoff were tabbed to the second-team. Brainard was also named to the all-freshman team. USU's three first-team honorees was the most in its eight years in the WAC and only the second time in school history to earn three first-team all-conference honors, joining 2000 when three Aggies collected first-team all-Big West Conference honors in Amy Crosbie, Denae Mohlman and Melissa Schoepf. Utah State's five all-conference selections were also the most during its time in the WAC as well as the most since having five Big West honoree in 2001, including Neves' older sister, Chelsi, who was a first-team selection with Michelle Matheson, while three other Aggies earned honorable mention all-Big West honors. DuBose was named the WAC Coach of the Year for the second time during his Aggie tenure, as he also collected the accolade in 2007, becoming the first volleyball coach in school history to garner conference Coach of the Year honors. In his seven complete seasons at the helm of the Aggie program, DuBose has a 113-98 (.536) record, coaching his 200th career match as USU head coach vs. San José State on Oct. 13, 2012. DuBose earned his 100th career win with the Aggies' victory against Seattle on Sept. 20, 2012. DuBose became just the second coaching position to reach 100 wins as Marilyn McReavy and Mary Jo Peppler hold the school record with 209 wins as they were co-head coaches from 1976-81. USU has won 20 matches a total of 11 times in school history, including two under DuBose in the last three years, joining the 2010 WAC Tournament Aggie squad that won 24 matches

Following the 2007 season, DuBose had four players recognized by the WAC as senior Amanda Nielson was named to the league's first-team and an AVCA honorable mention All-American, while setter Chelsea Fowles was named the Freshman of the Year in the WAC. Du- Bose was also honored in 2007 as he became the first volleyball coach in school history to garner conference Coach of the Year honors. Prior to accepting the head coaching position at Utah State, DuBose spent four seasons (2003-06) as an assistant on Brigham Young University's men's volleyball team. DuBose began his collegiate coaching career at Utah State from 1999-2000 as an assistant to Tom Peterson. During that time, the Aggies won the Eastern Division of the Big West Conference in 1999 and advanced to the school's first-ever NCAA Tournament in 2000, defeating Missouri in the first round. USU finished the 2000 season ranked 22nd in the country, the program's first-ever top 25 ranking. "I consider it a distinguished honor to be the head coach of the Utah State University volleyball program. My family and I love Logan and the University, and we're proud to call this place home," DuBose said. "During my time here, I have deeply enjoyed sharing the passion for the sport of volleyball with not just our student-athletes, but our staff, administration and community."

Taubi Neves

Entering her seventh season as an assistant coach at Utah State is Taubi Neves (pronounced Tau-bee Kneevs), who officially joined the coaching staff in August, 2007. As an assistant coach at Utah State, Neves is the team's travel coordinator, is in charge of equipment and helps with implementing offensive systems. A native of Otto, Wyo., Neves played for two seasons on Utah State's volleyball team in 2002 and 2003 and set a new single-season digs record as a senior with 362 digs. Neves began her collegiate career at Northwest Community College in Powell, Wyo., where she earned all-region and all-conference honors as a freshman and sophomore. Neves graduated from USU in 2004 with a degree in physical education/pre-physical therapy and earned a master's degree from BYU in exercise science in 2010. Following her collegiate career, Neves served an 18-month LDS Church Mission in Chile. Neves' younger sister is Aggie junior setter Paige Neves, while her older sister, Chelsi, played at USU from 2000-01, and is No. 4 on the career assists list.

Sammi Stuart

Sammi Stuart will enter her second season with Utah State after being hired as an assistant coach in February of 2015.

Stuart will serve as the recruiting coordinator as well as oversee the Aggie defense. She will also put together scouting reports for opponents and all aspects of film.

Stuart joined the Aggies by way of Arizona State, where she was an assistant coach with the Sun Devils since the 2008 season. In Tempe, Stuart was part of the staff that led the Sun Devils to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 2012-14. Her day-to-day responsibilities included scouting reports, coordinating video and statistics and working with the liberos, the defense and passing.

Prior to her position at ASU, Stuart was the Director of Volleyball Operations at Brigham Young University for the women's team where her role encompassed all aspects of the program's video and statistical programs.

Stuart is a 2006 graduate of Utah State, where she was a member of the Aggie women's basketball team from 2003-05 and was given the team's Off-Season Conditioning Award following the 2004 season. Stuart appeared in 19 games for the Aggies on the basketball court.

Stuart has another tie to the University as her mother, Cindy (Perkins) Stuart, was the head coach of the women's basketball team from 1978-1982.