Sara Kidd became a part of the Mountaineer volleyball staff as assistant coach in June 2012.
Kidd joins the Mountaineers from Coast Volleyball Club in San Diego, Calif., where she coached from 2010-12.
Before joining the Coast staff, Kidd was the director of operations for the USC women’s volleyball program from 2008-10. In her time with the Trojans, the team posted a 68-17 record, qualified for the NCAA championships all three years and made it to the Final Four in 2010. Her duties included overseeing the program's budget, organizing team travel, arranging recruiting visits, organizing Mick Haley's annual volleyball camps and assisting in the day to day operations of the program.
Prior to USC, Kidd worked as a consultant for the Austin (Texas) Sports Center. As an events director and programs coordinator, she planned and organized tournaments throughout the state.
While in Austin, Kidd coached at the Austin Juniors Volleyball Club alongside current WVU assistant Ted Wade. She also served as an assistant coach for the Austin Juniors Europe Global Challenge team, in addition to Texas Advantage Volleyball. Kidd led four different teams to the USAV Junior Olympics with three of those teams qualifying in the open division and her 17-1’s Austin Juniors team capturing gold in 2008.
A native of San Diego, Calif., Kidd played four years at the collegiate level. Her first two seasons were at James Madison (1997-98), where she was an all-conference standout and conference Player of the Week selection. Kidd transferred to Kansas for her final two seasons (1999-2000), where she was a member of the dean's list and team captain for the Jayhawks in her senior season.
Kidd earned Big 12 All-Academic first team honors in 2000 and earned Jayhawk Scholar honors in 1999
She earned her bachelor's degree in sport management from Kansas in 2002 and a master’s degree in communications management from USC in 2010.