Alex M. Postpischil (Coach P) joined the Winston-Salem State volleyball coaching staff in the fall of 2013 with a wealth of experience and a strong knowledge of the game, built from a career that spans nearly 20 years. He came to WSSU following a season at nearby Salem College that saw him help lead the Spirits to their first Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) championship and first NCAA tournament appearance in school history. In the past four season at WSSU Coach P has helped the team compile a 73-49 (.598) overall record and 55-9 (.859) CIAA record. That includes winning the 2015 CIAA Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance – the first in WSSU history.
During his career, Coach P has coached at a variety of levels, including stints at Salem College, Maryland, Creighton, and at UNC-Greensboro. He has also had several high school coaching stints, including coaching at Stone Ridge High School in Bethesda, Maryland, McLean High School in McLean, Virginia, and Walkertown High School in nearby Walkertown, North Carolina. He has also coached with several juniors programs.
In addition to his coaching at the high school and collegiate levels, Coach P also assisted in a semi-pro league that traveled to Brazil for two weeks of tournament play. He coaches both indoor and sand volleyball. He has worked at the AVCA Collegiate Sand Championships. He has been a regional referee and holds a CAP Level II (Indoor) and Beach CAP Level I coaching certification from USA Volleyball.
The summer of 2015 Coach P was the Head Coach of the Youth Team (16 & 17 year olds) for the Carolina Region (USAV) High Performance Program. The team competed at the National High Performance Championships in Des Moines, IA. Although the Carolina Region has suspended fielding HP teams, Coach P continues to work at tryouts for USAV’s National HP teams.
He is 1990 graduate of UNC Greensboro where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Design/Technology and a 2000 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Technology
When Coach P isn’t busy coaching, he spends his time building a model railroad empire in his basement.