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Sam Shweisky
Head Coach
Fast Facts On Princeton Head Coach Sam Shweisky
• led Princeton to the 2010, 2014 EIVA championship finals
• has guided Princeton to four straight EIVA Final Fours, as well as five of the last six
• named the 2010 EIVA Head Coach of the Year after his first season at Princeton
• guided Princeton to five wins over ranked opponents from 2013-15 (three in prior 14 years)
• earned Princeton's first win over Penn State since 1998 (see more here and here)
• coached first AVCA first- or second-team All-America (Cody Kessel '15)
• two-year assistant coach with the U.S.A. Junior National Team

Contact Coach Shweisky at 609-258-9016 or shweisky@princeton.edu            

Sam Shweisky, a former EIVA Head Coach of the Year who has led Princeton to two EIVA championship matches, will start his eighth season as head coach of the Princeton men's volleyball team when the 2017 season begins. Only the second head men’s volleyball coach in Princeton history, Shweisky has done an impressive job already adding to the proud legacy of the program.

Shweisky has been named EIVA Bob Sweeney Head Coach of the Year as well as coached 18 All-EIVA players and 2 EIVA Newcomers of the Year. Shweisky has led the Tigers to the EIVA semifinals five of his seven seasons and taken them to both the 2010 and 2014 EIVA Finals.

He has led Princeton to five wins over nationally ranked opponents since the 2013 season, when the team had only three such wins over the previous 14 seasons, and his 2015 Tiger squad moved into the AVCA Top 15 for the first time since the 1998 Princeton team won the EIVA championship.

Shweisky has also played a big role with the US National program. In 2016, Shweisky was named head coach of the Boys’ Youth National Training Team. Previously, he spent the 2014 and 2015 summers serving as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team, which won silver at the 2015 Junior Pan-Am Championships, as well as a bronze at the 2014 NORCECA U-21 Men’s Continental Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador.

"Being a part of USA volleyball has been an amazing privilege I have enjoyed at the youth and development level over the past 10 years,” Shweisky said. “To be asked to assist with the Men's Junior National Team is such an honor it is difficult to put into words.

Shweisky came to Princeton from the University of Central Florida, where he spent one season as the women’s volleyball assistant. That Knight squad won 15 games and had its best season since 2003.

Prior to his season at UCF, Shweisky was an assistant with UNLV for two seasons. During his time in Las Vegas, the Rebels enjoyed their most successful season in program history in 2007. The team had a program-best 24-6 overall record along with its first Mountain West Conference championship.

Prior to UNLV, Shweisky was a graduate assistant coach at Miami (Ohio) University for long-time head coach Carolyn Condit. The RedHawks owned a 27-31 record in his two seasons in Oxford. In 2005, the RedHawks posted an 18-13 overall mark and finished Mid-American Conference play with a 9-7 record.

Prior to and during his coaching, Shweisky played for Miami's men's club team (2004-06) and for Vassar College (1998-01). He has played internationally, as well, with The Hajraa Volleyball Club in Holland (2002-03) and for USA in the Maccabiah Games in 2001 & 2005 (Israel) and 2008 (Argentina).

Shweisky was a four-year letterwinner at Vassar College, where he helped his team to the Division III National Championship as a senior. He finished his collegiate career ranked fourth in single-season digs at Vassar, fifth in single-season digs per game and seventh in all-time digs.

A native of New York City, Shweisky earned his bachelor's degree in Hispanic studies from Vassar in 2001. At Miami, he gained a master's of science degree in sports psychology in 2006.

A member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association since 2003, Shweisky has achieved a CAP Level III accreditation through the USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program and now serves as a Cadre member teaching CAP courses across the country.


Year Overall Pct.  EIVA  Pct. EIVA Finish All_EIVA Selections
2010  15-10 .600 5-5 .500 EIVA Finals 3 - Rookie of the Year (Schwagler)
Coach of the Year (Shweisky)
2011 3-19 .143 1-9 .100 Sixth 0
2012 13-10 .565 7-7 .500 EIVA Semifinals 3 - Rookie of the Year (Kessel)
2013 13-10 .565 9-5 .643 EIVA Semifinals 3
2014 16-10 .615 10-4 .714 EIVA Finals 4 (1 All America HM - Kessel)
2015 11-13 .458 6-6 .500 EIVA Semifinals 4 (1 All-America 2nd Tm - Kessel)
2016 4-18 .182 4-10 .286 Sixth 1
 Totals 75-90 .455 42-46 .477  2 Finals, 5 Semis 18 (9 1st Team/9 2nd Team)
Position: Head Coach
Phone: (609) 258-9016
Email: shweisky@princeton.edu