Head coach Tom Black and volunteer assistant Joe Trinsey helped guide Team USA to a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics.
LMU volleyball head coach Tom Black helped guide Team USA to the Pan Am Cup.
LMU will open the 2012 NCAA Tournament with a first-round match against #17 Western Kentucky on Friday in Stanford, Calif.
LMU made the tournament for the first time since 2005.
LMU will play a pair of crucial matches in the Bay Area this week.
Highlights from Match against #17 WKU in NCAA Tournament
Interview with Kenna Crouse prior to LMU's NCAA Tournament Opener
Head Coach Tom Black sits down to talk about the 2012 season.
LMU volleyball returned to campus today in preparation for the 2012 season.
Trinsey has worked with the USA Women's National Team since 2013. As a technical coordinator and assistant coach, Trinsey was responsible for scouting, statistical, and video analysis. He was also assistant for libero training, as well as block and defense training for all players. In addition, he was responsible for integration of new technology into practice training, to enhance learning and skills training for players, and for scouting opponents and developing gameplans, in particular for block and defense.
Serving on staff at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Trinsey helped guide the United States at a bronze medal at the Olympics by way of a 25-23, 25-27, 25-22, 25-19 victory over Netherlands.
With Trinsey on staff, Team USA made history in October of 2014, beating China 3-1 (27-25, 25-20, 16-25, 26-24) and winning the first world championship gold medal for the U.S. Women's program at the FIVB World Championship at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan. The U.S. Women had never before won gold at any of the three major international volleyball events: World Championship, World Cup or Olympic Games. The USA National Team went on to win the 2015 World Grand Prix Championship and a Bronze Medal at the World Cup.
Trinsey has spent the last two seasons coaching on the men's side of the game. Most recently, he was an assistant coach with SWD Duren Powervolleys in Germany. There, he was responsible for all aspects of training, in particular the setters and offensive training. He also was responsible for assisting with game planning and scouting.
Prior to heading to Germany, Trinsey served one season staff with Pepperdine men's volleyball, helping guide the squad to a second-place finish in the MPSF and a #4 national ranking. His primary areas of responsibility were block and defense training, as well as serve reception training. He was also responsible for building scouting reports and game plans for block and defense.
In his first sting with LMU in 2012, Trinsey helped the Lions break a six-year drought of reaching the NCAA Tournament, as the Lions earned an at-large bid to play in the Tournament for the first time since 2005. The Lions finished the year with an 18-13 overall record and an 8-8 mark in the WCC (sixth) to earn the nod. A testament to the strength of the West Coast Conference, LMU was one of six WCC teams to make the tournament.
After serving as an assistant coach with the Brandywine Volleyball Club from 2003-08, Trinsey was named head coach of the club in 2009. At the helm until 2012, he was responsible for helping to plan and execute training sessions for nine teams, ranging in age from U-10 to U-18. Serving as the head coach of the U-15 team in 2009-10, Trinsey saw his squad qualify for the Junior Olympic Nationals in Reno, Nev. The native of Delaware followed with the second of three straight Junior Olympic berths, this time guiding the U-17 team in 2010-11 to the tournament - the first time a team from Delaware had ever qualified for the Junior Olympic Nationals at 17s or 18s.
After a stellar high school career, Trinsey embarked on a four-year collegiate career at Stevens Institute of Technology in 2005. There, Trinsey served an integral role in the Duck volleyball program, including earning NCAA D3 first team All-America honors as a senior in 2009.
After finishing college, Trinsey focused his energy on his camps and clinics program, in addition to his coaching career. The owner and director of Trinsey Training Camps, Joe started a unique once-weekly series of hitting and defensive camps in 2003. The camps have continued to grow over the years, with more than 100 participants currently enrolled in year-round sessions.
Trinsey graduated from Stevens Institute in 2009 with a degree in applied mathematics.