PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff named Dustin Sahlmann its new head volleyball coach, according to Athletics Director Lonza Hardy Jr.
Sahlmann, a former interim head coach at the University of New Orleans, comes to UAPB with 20-plus years of experience on the court.
Sahlmann began his coaching career at the University of Arkansas as a student-assistant coach for two seasons. In 1994, the Razorbacks’ inaugural season of volleyball, he helped lead Arkansas to a 19-17 overall record and a 10-5 mark in Southeastern Conference play. In the following season, the Razorbacks finished 25-15 overall and 11-4 in SEC play.
After his time at the University of Arkansas, Salhmann moved to the high school ranks and was named head volleyball coach at Pulaski Academy High School in Little Rock, Ark., a position he served in for two years. He also served as head coach and board member of the Little Rock Junior Volleyball Club.
Salhmann later became the head volleyball coach at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark. His 2012 team finished fifth in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference volleyball tournament – leading two student-athletes to earn all-conference honors. He then ventured to Pelican State, becoming assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of New Orleans in New Orleans, La.
In 2014, Sahlmann was named interim head coach at UNO, a position he held until he was named assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La.