Bre Mackie is in her first season as a Santa Clara volleyball assistant coach and recruiting coordinator on the heels of a two-year tenure with one of the nation's elite programs at Nebraska. Mackie, hired in February 2019, was a graduate assistant for a Cornhusker team that won the 2017 NCAA indoor championship and reached the title match again in 2018.
During Mackie's two seasons with Nebraska, the Cornhuskers went 62-11 while producing four All-Americans and six all-conference selections. In 2017, The Big Red went 32-4 overall and 19-1 in Big Ten play as part of a conference championship and national championship campaign.
Prior to her run at Nebraska, Mackie played for the Philippines-based Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors of Shakey's V-League in 2016. Mackie and the team claimed the league's 13th Season Reinforced Open Conference championship. Mackie also played for VBC Cheseaux in Switzerland from 2015-16.
Mackie earned an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American nod following her senior season at Long Beach State in 2014. She hit .303 with 2.84 kills/set and 1.12 blocks/set for the 49ers, who went 27-5 and a perfect 16-0 in Big West play that year. The Redding, California native was an NCAA Woman of the Year nominee in 2015 and won a beach national championship with The Beach in 2013.
Mackie studied kinesiology as an undergraduate student at Long Beach State before earning a master's in sports and exercise psychology from Argosy University in 2016 and a master's in education administration from Nebraska in 2017.
"I am very excited about Santa Clara volleyball and the program's future," Mackie said upon being hired. "I am grateful to continue to develop as a coach under Coach Lindsey and the supportive administration."
Head Coach Erin Lindsey on Mackie: "Bre is an up-and-coming young coach who I expect to make an immediate impact in our gym and in recruiting the best and brightest to Santa Clara. As a former NCAA student-athlete and professional volleyball player, she will be an exceptional role model for our current team and future prospects. Being a part of the 2017 Nebraska Cornhusker national championship staff, she has perspective of the work it takes to put a team in position to win championships. Bre will take on the role of recruiting coordinator, a natural fit with her strong communication skills and ease at relationship building."