Shawn Garus
Shawn  Garus

Hometown:
Glendale, Calif.

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
CSU San Bernardino, 1995

09/22/2016

Boise State Falls 3-1 at UNLV

O'Donnell and Nobley combined for 32.5 points to lead Broncos.

09/17/2016

Boise State Downs Arizona State 3-1

Broncos go undefeated at 4-0 to win Boise State Invitational Title.

09/17/2016

Boise State Shocks No. 17 Santa Clara

Broncos sweep two on Friday defeating both UC Davis and Santa Clara by 3-1 scores

09/15/2016

Broncos Win Home Opener Over Vikings

Boise State rallied from one set down to defeat Portland State 3-1

09/10/2016

Boise State Falls to No. 10 BYU

Broncos fall to Cougars in three sets.

08/11/2016

New Look Bronco Gym

Video Review of Bronco Gym Renovations for 2016.

12/20/2014

Bronco Highlight: Volleyball (Dec. 20th)

Boise State volleyball received five Mountain West Conference Awards this season. Head Coach Shawn Garus and the athletes who received the awards talk about how much that meant to the Broncos.

11/06/2014

Bronco Weekly: Volleyball (Nov. 6th)

Coach Shawn Garus recaps the teams performance last weekend against New Mexico and Air Force, and talks about what the team needs to do in their last six games of the season.

10/30/2014

Boise State Volleyball: Post Game Interview (Oct. 30)

Head coach Shawn Garus recaps the Broncos performance against New Mexico, and looks ahead to their match-up on Saturday against Air Force.

10/30/2014

Bronco Weekly: Volleyball (Oct. 30)

Head coach Shawn Garus and sophomore Maddy O'Donnell recap the Broncos weekend at Colorado State and Wyoming, and look ahead to this weekend when they will host New Mexico and Air Force.

11/30/2015

2015 Volleyball MW Postseason Honors

2015Boise State Volleyball MW Postseason Honors

08/12/2015

Boise State Soccer Vs. Volleyball Softball Game

On August 12, 2015, the Boise State soccer and volleyball teams took a break from training and played a friendly game of softball at Dona Larsen Park. Photo by Boise State Sports Information Department.

08/10/2015

2015 Volleyball Camp, Day One

Photo gallery for the first day of the 2015 volleyball preseason camp.

01/05/2015

Volleyball Vs. New Mexico

Boise State versus New Mexico on Oct. 30, 2014.

12/17/2014

Volleyball Vs. Air Force

Boise State volleyball versus Air Force on Nov. 1, 2014.

  • Volleyball Record
At Boise State: 117-99 (.542) in seven seasons
Career: 225-219 (.507) in 15 seasons
  • Beach Volleyball Record
At Boise State: 13-24 (.351) in three seasons
Career: Same
  • 2015 Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year

Shawn Garus joined the Bronco family on June 30, 2009, becoming the 10th head coach in Boise State volleyball history. He currently serves in two capacities for the Boise State Athletics Department as the head coach for both of the Broncos’ volleyball programs, indoor and beach. The 2016-17 year marks Garus’ eighth season at the helm of Boise State’s volleyball (indoor) program holding a 117-99 (.542) record over his first seven seasons with the Broncos. His career record through 15 seasons as a collegiate head coach is now 225-219 (.507).


In addition, Garus helped usher in the newest sport to the Bronco family as head coach of the beach volleyball program which began in the spring of 2014. During the program’s first three campaigns he has led the beach team to a 13-24 record, including 5-6 in 2016.

BOISE STATE TENURE (2009-present)

Garus inherited a program that was struggling and had only one winning season in the previous 10 years. Since arriving on campus, Garus has won more matches than his five predecessors’ combined between 1997 and 2008. In addition, he had the challenge of taking the program through a change of conferences moving from the Western Athletic Conference into the Broncos’ current home in the Mountain West Conference starting with the 2011 campaign.

After producing an 8-22 record in his first season, Garus has since guided Boise State to five winning seasons in seven years, including a 21-12 mark in 2010 and 23-7 in 2015. The two 20-win seasons are two of 10 all-time in program history and the first since the 1990 campaign. The 23 wins in 2015 are the most since the 1990 team went 23-12, 26 years ago.

The Broncos’ Mountain West Conference records of 11-7 in 2014 and 15-3 in 2015 are the best back-to-back league marks since the 1997 and 1998 campaigns. The 15 conference wins are tied for most in program history matching the 1988 squad’s total (15-1). The Broncos also placed second in the MW during 2015 at 15-3, their best overall conference finish since 1989, 27 years.

BOISE STATE HIGHLIGHTS

Garus’ highlights at Boise State are numerous and include: Three-consecutive winning seasons (2010-12), five winning seasons in seven years, placed second in MW during 2015 the top finish in 27 years, 15-3 league mark in 2015 tied for most wins all-time and most in 27 years, 16 all-conference honors, one MW Freshman of the Year, one MW Newcomer of the Year, three honorable-mention AVCA All-Americans, two AVCA All-West Region and two honorable-mention honorees, three CoSIDA Academic All-District Team award winners, one conference all-freshmen team member, 41 academic all-conference honors and nine MW Scholar Athletes.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE

Prior to Boise State Garus was the head coach at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro for four seasons (2005-08). There he recorded two-straight winning seasons with 20 or more victories while also leading his team to the Southern Conference (SoCon) finals twice. The 2006 season was his most successful, turning in a 23-13 record while also producing a 20-15 record in 2007. He turned UNCG from a team which was 0-16 in conference play in 2004 to a team that was 14-4 in 2008. He also produced five SoCon All-Conference players and 13 SoCon All-Academic honorees in his four-year tenure.

Before UNCG, Garus served as the top assistant coach at the University of San Francisco during the 2003 and 2004 seasons helping the team to a 35-27 record. In 2003 Garus helped lead the Dons to a 23-8 record,  their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance and acquired their first national ranking (No. 24) in program history.

Garus also spent time with the Texas Tech University coaching staff in 2002 as an assistant helping the Red Raiders to a 14-14 record.

His first collegiate head coaching experience came in 1998 when he was promoted from the assistant’s position to the head job at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where he remained from 1998 to 2001. During his time in Colorado Springs the Mountain Lions turned in their best record in school history with a 22-9 mark in 2001, and first-ever postseason appearance, as well as a regional ranking of No. 6. Not only was Garus the head volleyball coach, he also served as the university’s compliance coordinator and transportation coordinator for 14 sports programs.

During his time in Colorado Garus held a handful of club and volunteer assistant coaching positions including the head coach of Pikes Peak Volleyball Club (1999-2000) and a two-time volunteer assistant for the women’s national team at the Olympic Training Center (1998-1999).

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

In 15 seasons as a collegiate coach (head and assistant) Garus has produced: 30 all-conference honorees, six honorable mention all-conference, one conference freshman of the year, one conference newcomer of the year, three AVCA honorable-mention All-Americans, three AVCA All-Region, two honorable-mention AVCA All-Region, six conference all-tournament team members and one conference all-freshman team honoree. Academically his student-athletes have earned one CoSIDA Academic All-American accolade, six CoSIDA Academic All-District honors and 53 academic all-conference awards.

PERSONAL

The Glendale, Calif., native is a 1995 graduate of California State University San Bernardino where he played four years on the Coyotes’ men’s club volleyball team (1991-94). He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a marketing specialization. Garus has been married to the former Cindy Bench for 19 years and they have two children, Emily (14) and Trevor (10).
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