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Anema Named Assistant Volleyball Coach at Liberty

February 1, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Anema Named Assistant Volleyball Coach at Liberty

Liberty Volleyball Head Coach Trevor Johnson has announced the addition of Brett Anema to his coaching staff as an assistant coach.

"I am extremely excited to have Brett Anema join our volleyball staff," Johnson said. "He brings with him an incredible knowledge of training athletes of all ages and a high level of playing experience. Brett was my first Men's recruit at Concordia University in Irvine, CA. Since then, I have seen tremendous growth and maturity especially in His faith. His ability to relate to our girls will be a great asset as we strive to teach these young women how to be the BEST versions of themselves."

Anema, an accomplished player and coach, comes to Liberty after spending the 2017 season serving as a volunteer assistant coach on Laurie Corbelli's staff at Texas A&M. While there, he coached alongside current Liberty Head Coach Trevor Johnson, who was an assistant coach for the Aggies.

"I'd like to thank Coach Johnson and the rest of the athletic staff for giving me this incredible opportunity," Anema said. "My wife, Madison, and I are excited to be a part of the Liberty Volleyball family. Choosing to continue my coaching career at Liberty was an easy decision because of the school's mission and vision that keeps Christ at the forefront. So far, I've really enjoyed the energy and passion that the team displays for the game of volleyball and I'm excited for the future of the program."

Following his playing career, Anema returned to California to coach both the JSerra Catholic High School and TStreet Volleyball Club for three years. TStreet was the top-ranked club in California while he served as coach.

Prior to his coaching career, Anema played volleyball professionally in Schuttorf, Germany.

Anema played collegiately for three years at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif., where was recruited by current Liberty Head Coach Trevor Johnson.

A middle blocker hailing from La Mirada, Calif., he was a first-team all-conference selection during his first season, hitting .448 as Concordia won the NAIA national championship. During his senior year, 2015, he hit .444 with 2.32 kills and 0.81 blocks per set, earning AVCA/NAIA All-America honors.

Anema and his wife, Madison, were married in April 2017.