Jeff Hulsmeyer begins his second season as Florida State’s associate head coach in 2016. Among his primary day-to-day duties include the continued development of the Seminoles’ setters, recruiting and maintaining the communication flow with future student athletes as well as the institution of the training program for the team as prioritized by head coach Chris Poole.
Leading up to gameday during the season, Hulsmeyer plays an integral role in the match prep and scouting of opponents for Poole. He also works primarily with the Florida State setters, which included the tandem of Brianne Burkert and Hailey Luke in 2015. His tutelage of Burkert resulted in her being named to the ACC All-Freshman Team after finishing top five on the team in six categories including assists (611) and assists/set (5.05).
Hulsmeyer’s work with Luke allowed the junior enjoy the best statistical season of her career as she dished out 729 assists (5.98 assists per set), including 453 assists in league matches. The combination of Hulsmeyer’s offensive schemes with the dual threat of Burkert and Luke allowed Florida State to post the best hitting percentage (.271) against ACC opponents in his first year on the bench.
Hulsmeyer brought his wealth of coaching experience to Florida State after serving as an assistant at Kansas State for six seasons (2009-14), helping the Wildcats to three NCAA Tournament appearances including a Sweet 16 berth in 2011 after being selected to finish eighth in the Big 12.
During parts of his coaching career began, Hulsmeyer played indoor and professional beach volleyball from 1989-95 while recruiting on the East Coast.