St. Louis area native and Ball State alum joins Huskies
Matt Sprague enters his first season in 2014 as an assistant coach with the NIU Volleyball program.
Sprague came to NIU from Saint Louis, where he served as a volunteer assistant in 2013.At SLU, Sprague was a part of a staff that guided the Billikens to a 13-17 overall record and a 9-5 mark in the Atlantic 10 Conference, in addition to earning the fourth seed in the A10 Tournament. The St. Louis native helped guide the team to a conference-leading .224 hitting percentage, while also assisting in scouting and recruiting for SLU.
He also served as the head coach of the High Performance STL Volleyball Club's Boys 15-2 team, guiding the group to a national qualifier win and an open bid during his tenure. Sprague also helped High Performance STL's Girls 18-1 team to the club's first-ever girls open bid as an assistant.
In college, Sprague was an outside hitter on Ball State's men's volleyball team, where he served as the team captain for two seasons and totaled 454 kills and 339 digs. He earned a bachelor of science in business administration in 2010.