MVC Vikings Men's Volleyball Staff
Brett Holt - Director of Volleyball Operations
Brett Holt begins his fifth year with the men's volleyball program, and serves in the role of Director of Volleyball Operations. During his tenure Coach Holt guided the Vikings to a 67-28 overall record and three NAIA Top 10 finishes. His 2012 and 2013 teams both won 21 games, making it the first time in school history to win back to back 20 matches in a season. The 2014 Vikings continued to break the record books going 23-11 overall and breaking the school record for wins in a season that was set the previous two years. The squad earned 4 all-conference players, the conference Libero of the Year, and the school’s first ever AVCA All-American. Coach Holt has coached 12 all-conference players, including two conference Freshman/Newcomers of the Year and two conference Liberos of the Year. The program has also had 10 scholar athletes in the past three years. Coach Holt will also be entering his third season as the women’s coach at MVC, having a combined 64-34 record in his first two seasons.
In college, Coach Holt was a four-year setter on The Ohio State University men’s volleyball club team. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in sport and leisure studies with a concentration in recreation management and coaching from The Ohio State University in June 2001. Previous to joining the staff, Coach Holt has held various coaching positions at the high school, club, and collegiate club levels. As the varsity assistant at West Holmes High School in Millersburg, Ohio from 1999-2006, the team made six appearances in the Ohio High School Division 2 State Final Four, including runner-up finishes in 2002, 2003, and 2004. He was also the head coach from 2000-2005 of the women’s club team at The Ohio State University, where in 2005, he guided the Buckeyes to a National runner-up finish at the N.I.R.S.A Collegiate Club Championships in Kansas City. He spent 2011 as the head coach of the 17-U National girl’s team with Mintonette Sports, the top club program in Central Ohio.
Coach Holt received his Master’s Degree in sport and athletic business administration from the University of Central Missouri in June 2013.
Jason Fistick - Men's Volleyball Head Coach
Jason Fistick will enter his third season as head coach for the men's volleyball program. Fistick also serves as assistant coach for the women's volleyball team.
During college, Coach Fistick was an outside hitter and libero with the Kent State University men's volleyball club team.
Prior to joining the Missouri Valley staff, Coach Fistick worked with various club volleyball organizations including the Elite Volleyball Training Center in Columbus, Ohio, HiP in St. Louis, Mo., and Vital Volleyball in Minneapolis, Minn.
Collin Cohen - Men's Volleyball Assistant Coach
Collin Cohen enters his first season as graduate assistant coach for the men's volleyball program. Originally from Sacramento, Cali., Cohen played collegiate volleyball at Santa Barbara (Calif.) City College before transfering to Indiana University-Purdue University- Fort Wayne, where he played opposite. After graduating from IPFW, Cohen coached for Pineapple Volleyball Club out of Fort Wayne for two years, along with coaching Jesuit (Calif.) High School in Sacramento where he guided the JV team to a 15-4 record.