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Head Coach Sonya Petroski is in her third year of coaching at USW.
Petroski began her coaching career with the Atlantic Valley Volleyball Club in Westfield, N.J. She served as the head coach of numerous teams with one of her teams winning a regional championship and another placing second. Petroski also assumed the role of Assistant Varsity and Head Junior Varsity coach at New Providence High School, in New Providence, N.J. She then began working at Stevens Institute of Technology (NCAA DIII) in Hoboken, N.J. as the Assistant Volleyball Coach. While at Stevens the team saw its best record in program history and went to the NCAA DIII Elite Eight tournament. In 2008 Petroski took over the program at her Alma Mater, Fort Scott Community College. During her time there the program reached many milestones along with seeing the most successful seasons the program had since 2003.
Petroski started her collegiate playing career at Fort Scott Community College in Kansas. As a two-year member of the team from 2001-03, she received second-team all-region and all-conference honors. Petroski, who earned an Associate of Science degree, was also an Academic All-American at Fort Scott. She received Cum Laude and Phi Theta Kappa honors upon graduation.
Following her time at Fort Scott, Petroski attended the University of Bridgeport, in Connecticut, from 2003-05. She played volleyball with Bridgeport's NCAA Division II program for two years. Petroski graduated with Cum Laude and Lambda Pi Eta honors. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in Mass Communications. Coach Petroski currently resides in Hobbs with her husband, Chris, who is a High School 101 Teacher at Hobbs Freshman High School, and their dog Ally. She is working toward her master of arts degree in corporate and public communication from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.