Maryland Volleyball Head Coach Tim Horsmon announced the hiring of Mitch Kallick as their new Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator in the summer of 2010. Kallick comes to College Park from Cal-Fullerton.
"We are excited to have Mitch on board and think he will be both a great recruiter and trainer," Horsmon said. "He is energetic, passionate and will work hard to continue to move our program forward. I have known Mitch for a number of years and he has always impressed me with work ethic and I believe he will be a great fit and balance for our program. Our players will learn a lot from him in the gym and will like who he is on and off of the court."
Kallick spent three seasons on the Titan coaching staff and served as the program's primary recruiting coordinator. On the court, he was responsible for working with the outside hitters and defensive specialists.
"I am really excited to be joining Coach Horsmon and Coach [Kortney] Norris as we continue to work and strive to get the program to the top of the ACC and to the forefront of discussion across the country," Kallick said. "I consider it a great privilege to join a school that has such a rich athletic tradition like the University of Maryland."
Kallick has been pivotal in the development of several players into All-Americans and All-Conference selections. Under his tutelage, Cal-Fullerton hitter Brittany Moore was an AVCA All-American Honorable Mention and Big West Conference Player of the Year, and Cami Croteau was named to the All-Big West Conference first-team.
Kallick's recruiting efforts in 2008 were recognized by PrepVolleyball.com with an honorable mention nod in its Top Recruiting Class Rankings in 2008.
During his one-year stint as an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee prior to going to Fullerton, Kallick helped the 2006 Lady Vols to a 19-12 overall record and an NCAA tournament appearance.
Before going to Tennessee, Kallick spent three seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, New York University, helping to guide the Violets to one Div. III Elite Eight finish (2005), a pair of Final Fours (2003 and 2004) and one national championship match in 2003. For their efforts, the University Athletic Association (UAA) named the NYU coaching staff Coaching Staff of the Year in both 2003 and 2004.
As a player, Kallick was an All-American for the Violets and holds university career records for kills (1,925), blocks (543), block assists (399), points (2354.5), and sets played (417). In his four-year playing career, Kallick led NYU to two Final Four finishes (2000 and 2002) and one national championship match in 2000 and was a four-time Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) first-teamer.
Following his collegiate career, the middle hitter played one professional season for Clube Desportivo de Povoa in Portugal.
In the off-season, Kallick worked with Orange County's Impact Volleyball Club where he guided Impact 15 to a Top 5 finish at the Junior Olympics in the Summer of 2008.
Kallick prepped at Green Valley High School in Henderson, Nev.