Two Seawolves will play for BIP USA
Seawolves will face Sacred Heart, Holy Cross and Manhattan in opening weekend invitational
First year under head coach Coley Pawlikowski begins Aug. 30
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Dan Pawlikowski was named an assistant coach of the Stony Brook women's volleyball team by head volleyball coach Coley Pawlikowski in February 2013.
"I am thrilled to have Dan on staff here at Stony Brook and continue to work alongside him," Pawlikowski said. "His knowledge, skill set and personality bring a great balance to the team dynamic and gym environment. He is one of the best when it comes to on-court training and will be an asset to our program as we continue to work towards climbing to the top of the America East Conference."
Dan Pawlikowski comes to Stony Brook after spending one season coaching alongside his wife, Coley Pawlikowski, at the University of Wisconsin. As an assistant for the Badgers, Pawlikowski worked primarily with the setters and as an offensive coordinator while serving as the team's international recruiting contact.
Prior to his term at Wisconsin, Pawlikowski spent three seasons as an assistant at Northern Illinois University, where he worked with the Huskies' middle blockers and outside hitters and mentored three players to All-Mid-American Conference selections. With Pawlikowski's guidance, Lauren Wicinski was named third-team All-America as a sophomore and MAC Freshman and Player of the Year and National Freshman of the Year in 2010. At Northern Illinois, he also served as the director of summer camps and tournaments and assisted with social media, recruiting and video exchange.
Previously, Pawlikowski coached with his wife at North Park University from 2006-09 and worked as an assistant coach of the Loyola University men's volleyball team. With Pawlikowski on the sidelines, the Ramblers compiled an overall mark of 92-21, including a 23-7 record in 2007, and won two MIVA Conference regular-season championships. He helped tutor three conference liberos of the year and four All-Americans.
A 2001 graduate of the University of Illinois, Pawlikowski played four seasons on the men's volleyball club team, where he was part of two Big Ten championship and back-to-back MIVA regional championship teams. The two-time All-Big Ten honoree is continuing his playing career with USA Volleyball and helped the squad win a bronze medal at the 2007 Men's AA Championships.