Mike Sealy Joins Women's Volleyball Coaching Staff

July 13, 2005

Mike Sealy, who has served the past three seasons as a member of the UCLA men's volleyball coaching staff, will be joining the Bruin women's volleyball staff this fall, head coach Andy Banachowski announced today. Sealy replaces Dave Fleming, who became the head coach at Mesa State in May. In addition to his new responsibilities with UCLA's women's program, Sealy will continue his duties with the Bruin men's program.

'We are excited that Mike is going to bring his knowledge of the game to the women's program,' said Banachowski. 'With the success he has had both as a coach and a player in the men's game, he will be a great asset for UCLA women's volleyball.'

Sealy has spent the past three years as an assistant under legendary UCLA men's volleyball coach Al Scates, working with the Bruin setters, breaking down film, identifying recruits and tracking the players academic progress. UCLA fell to Pepperdine in a classic five-game struggle in the NCAA Championship match last May in Pauley Pavilion.

Prior to beginning his tenure with the Bruin men's coaching staff, Sealy served one season as a volunteer assistant coach at Cal State Northridge in 2000 and one year in the same position at UCLA in 2001.

On the courts, Sealy played professionally in Switzerland, Belgium, Holland and Puerto Rico following an outstanding career in a Bruin uniform. As a senior for UCLA in 1993, Sealy led the Bruins to a 24-3 record, a conference championship and their 14th NCAA title. He earned All-America and Player of the Year honors that season while setting the Bruins to an attack percentage of .420, an NCAA record. He also was named co-Most Outstanding Player of the 1993 NCAA Tournament.

'Mike Sealy played professionally for 10 years and established himself as one of the premier setters in the world,' said Scates.

Sealy graduated from UCLA in 1993 with a degree in Physiological Science. He and his wife, Romey, live in Santa Monica.

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