Assistant Coach, Kansas State University

Trent Sorensen, a veteran prep volleyball coach and former collegiate player at BYU, was named assistant coach with K-State volleyball in February 2015. 

With the Wildcats, Sorensen assists with training as well as coordinates recruiting, utilizing his years of experience coaching in the club circuit of prep volleyball. 

In two seasons at K-State, he has helped guide the Wildcats to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances and top-four finishes in the Big 12 standings.

In his first season with K-State in 2015, he helped lead a group of Wildcats that had no seniors and a 1-3 start in Big 12 play to its best finish in the conference standings since 2011 and a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time over the last five years.

Prior to joining the Wildcats, Sorensen was a coach within the Tejas Volleyball club program, which is based outside of Fort Worth, Texas. Over his tenure with Tejas, he coached the 15- and 17-year-old age groups, including his last two years as the head coach of the top 15’s team. 

In addition to his club volleyball coaching experience, Sorensen played for the BYU men’s volleyball team starting in 2003, but he accumulated most of his matches played from 2006 to 2008 after serving a church mission in Mexico City for two years. For his entire Cougar career, he played in 87 matches and tallied 337 kills and 202 blocks. During his senior campaign, he only missed only one set over the course of 30 matches and went on to rank second on the team in blocks and attack percentage, helping him earn all-league honorable mention and be a nominee for an AVCA All-America nod. 

A native of Fontana, California, the former middle blocker played high school volleyball at Highland High School as well as club for the Santa Monica Beach Club Team. 

 

Sorensen is married to the former Kim Wilson, who also played collegiately at BYU. The couple have four children: Aiden, Sienna, Reece and Gavin.