Brian Muesenfechter begins his first season as an assistant coach at Troy after spending the previous three seasons as the volunteer assistant coach at Georgia. Prior to his stint with the Bulldogs, Muesenfechter served as the graduate assistant coach for the men’s volleyball team at Missouri Baptist University.
As a graduate assistant at Missouri Baptist, Muesenfechter’s responsibilities included planning practice, developing scouting reports, recruiting and budgeting for team travel. During his tenure, he helped lead the team to a 17-win season and No. 3 national ranking in 2012 after winning just eight matches in 2011. In 2013, MBU finished with an 18-8 recorded before reaching 20 wins in 2014. Muesenfechter also coached two players to NAIA All-America status. Additionally, he coordinated men’s and women’s summer camps for Missouri Baptist.
Muesenfechter also spent time at Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, Missouri. As the assistant coach for the varsity team, he helped lead the team to a runner-up finish at the Missouri State Volleyball Championship in 2013. He also helped two players earn all-metro honors in 2013.
As a club coach for High Performance St. Louis Volleyball Club, Muesenfechter helped the 18 Gold Team to qualify for Junior Nationals. From 2012-13, he served as the head coach for the 18U Navy Team, where he coached five players who went on to play collegiately.
A four-year starter (2008-11) for Lewis University, Muesenfechter served as the captain in 2011 before being voted the most valuable player by his teammates. He was named the defensive player of the week in 2011. As a player, he helped Lewis to a top-15 ranking in each of his four years and three 20 or more win seasons.
In 2008, Muesenfechter played for the United States Junior National Team, which placed third at the North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation qualifier in El Salvador.
Prior to his collegiate playing experience, Muesenfechter played for the High Performance St. Louis Volleyball Club from 2003-2007. His time with High Performance culminated with a national championship in 2007. While playing for High Performance, he was named an All-American and was a Fab 50 Selection in 2007.
Muesenfechter graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lewis in 2011 before earning his M.B.A. from Missouri Baptist in 2014.
Hillary Plybon enters her second season on the Troy volleyball staff as a graduate assistant coach in 2016. Plybon came to Troy after a four-year playing career at Austin Peay.
Plybon played in 114 matches in her career for the Lady Govs, recording 804 kills and a .237 attack percentage as a middle blocker. She was named to the All-OVC Newcomer Team in 2011 and was a team co-captain in 2014.
In addition to her work on the court, Plybon was also an exceptional student. She was named to the Dean’s List in seven consecutive semesters and was twice named to the OVC Medal of Honor.
Plybon was also very active in the community, serving with Govs Give Back, Wounder Warrior Project, mentoring at local elementary schools and more.
Plybon earned her bachelor’s degree in health and human performance from Austin Peay State University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.97 GPA in May 2015.