HEAD COACH BILL FERGUSON
Bill Ferguson, the former head men's volleyball coach at the University of Southern California, was named Wake Forest's head women's volleyball coach on June 4, 2016.
Through two seasons at the helm of the program, Ferguson owns a 22-41 record (.350) with a 10-30 mark in conference play.
In his first season with the Deacs in 2016, Ferguson guided Wake Forest to a 9-22 overall record, highlighted by consecutive road wins at Virginia and Louisville.
Ferguson helped Caroline Rassenfoss and Caitlyn Della earn spots on the All-ACC Freshman Team. During the season, Rassenfoos took home ACC Freshman of the Week honors and Kylie Long won ACC co-Player of the Week. Off the court, Long and Rassenfoss earned slots on the All-ACC Academic Team.
During his second season in Winston-Salem, Ferguson helped the Deacons improve to a 13-19. The team also took home the tournament title at the Spartan-Demon Deacon Classic and the Wake Forest Invitational.
Ferguson helped senior Caroline Wolf break the program record for career digs, while Kylie Long moved into second place in team history for career kills. Long was rewarded with a spot on the All-ACC Second Team. She also made the All-ACC Academic Team along with Wolf.
Ferguson joined the Demon Deacons after a year as the women's volleyball assistant coach at Cal State-Los Angeles. He was also a TV analyst on volleyball broadcasts in the ACC, Big 12 and Conference USA.
From 2005 to 2015 Ferguson served as the head men's volleyball coach at the University of Southern California, compiling a record of 150-102. He led the Trojans to three NCAA volleyball Final Fours and a pair of runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2012. He was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association National Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2012.
Ferguson's teams won two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular season titles and one MPSF Tournament championship. He coached a pair of National Players of the Year in Murphy Troy and Tony Ciarelli.
A founding director of the Southern California Volleyball Club, Ferguson has an extensive club volleyball coaching resume. As a club coach, Ferguson has coached boys and girls and men's open club teams to 13 USA Volleyball gold medals and has won more boys club championships than any other coach in the country. His boys club teams reached the USA Junior National Volleyball Championships for five straight years from 2010-15.
Ferguson began his coaching career in 1991 at the club level and won multiple national championships. He became a men's assistant volleyball coach at Southern Cal in 1996 and landed the nation's number one recruiting class in his first year.
In 1999, Ferguson was named the head coach of the volleyball program at the Los Angeles Athletic Club and that year his men's team won the U.S. Open National Championship. LAAC repeat as national open champions in 2001 before Ferguson opened the Southern California Volleyball Club later that year.
Ferguson and his wife Brenn, who was a collegiate volleyball player at Washington State and UCLA, are the parents of a daughter, Blake.