Amanda Blunck is no stranger to Southern Miss volleyball, and is in her first season as a member of the coaching staff.
Blunck joins the staff following an outstanding volleyball career, where she was a four-year starter for Southern Miss. She became the 11th player in the program's history to record over 1,000 digs and finished her career ranked No. 5 all-time in digs with 1,164. She played in 116 matches and 400 games and tallied 47 service aces and 225 kills.
Blunck played mostly at the libero position, but filled in on occasion at outside hitter. She recorded a career-high 17 kills against DePaul in 2004 and had a career-high 34 digs against North Florida in 2005. She had 12 matches with 20 or more digs, including three topping the 30-dig plateau.
She was part of the 2003 team that recorded the most wins in the program's history with 27 wins and only six losses. The team finished with an 11-3 record in C-USA, the most conference wins ever.
Blunck attended Weld Central High School in Keenesburg, Colo., where she was a four-year letterwinner. She was an all-conference selection for three-straight years and led her team in kills her last two seasons. She was voted the most valuable player in the 3A state championship by the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News.
The Keenesburg, Colo., native received her bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising in August. She is currently working on a master's degree in sport administration. She is the daughter of Darrel and Mary Blunck.