Brian Doyon completed his fifth season as a member of the Utah volleyball coaching staff. Serving as Utah's recruiting coordinator and working with the Ute blockers, Doyon brings a vast amount of experience in many different aspects of the game and has helped Utah maintain its position as one of the top programs in the Pac-12 Conference and the nation.
While instructing Utah's blockers, Doyon guided the Utes to one of the most successful stretches on the block in recent memory during the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Utah was ninth in the NCAA and second in the Pac-12 with 2.89 blocks per set in 2013. Erin Redd-Brandon was second in the league and 19th in the NCAA with 1.39 blocks per set.
The Utes finished sixth in the NCAA and second in the Pac-12 with a 3.00 block-per-set average as a team in 2012. Including league-games only, Utah improved to second in the league with 2.94 blocks per set during Pac-12 matches, while Bailey Bateman finished ninth in the country and second in the Pac-12 with 1.53 blocks per set.
In 2011, Utah was fifth in the NCAA and third in the Pac-12 with 3.00 blocks per set and turned in 2.90 blocks per set in league competition. Doyon mentored Redd-Brandon to a 16th-place finish in the NCAA's individual blocking rankings, as well as third place in the Pac-12. Also last season, Danielle Killpack was 28th in the country and fourth in the conference.
On the recruiting front, Doyon was instrumental in bringing in the 2011 freshman class that ranked 20th in the nation by prepvolleyball.com.
Prior to joining the Ute coaching staff, Doyon served as the head coach of Battle Mountain High School in Vail, Colo., for six years. He compiled a 113-38 (.748) record and won the 2006 state championship. His Battle Mountain teams posted three 20-win seasons and earned three top-five finishes at the state tournament.
He was named the 2006 Rocky Mountain News 4A Coach of the Year after mentoring 2006 AVCA High School Senior All-Americans Crystin Rodrick and Britney Brown. That season, Doyon earned the 2007 Colorado High School Coaches Association 4A Coach of the Year award.
Doyon was also the assistant director of Terry Pettit's Summit of Extraordinary Coaching, where he assisted in developing and hosting a seminar for college coaches. Doyon also assisted Colorado State's Elite Skills, Team, and Collegiate Prep camps since 2006, and served as the director of Rocky Mountain Volleyball Camps and the sports coordinator of the Vail Recreation District since 2004.
Doyon also served a two-year term as the head coach of the Avalanche Volleyball Club in Edwards, Colo., from 2002 to 2004. He also was an evaluator at the USA High Performance Tryout in Denver, Colo., in 2005.
Doyon's collegiate playing career was with the Syracuse club volleyball team in 1993 and 1994, where he was a two-year starting middle blocker. He graduated from SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture and began his coaching career as an assistant at Fayetteville Manlius High School in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1993. He married his wife, Kate, last summer.