Sydnie Mabry Hired As Penn State Volleyball’s Performance Analyst

Katie Schumacher-Cawley hired Sydnie Mabry as Penn State women’s volleyball’s performance analyst. Mabry announced the news on social media Sunday afternoon.

Mabry graduated from North Carolina State University and was a member of the Wolfpack’s staff in the same capacity. She was a defensive specialist at Broughton High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, graduating in 2018.

Mabry’s addition to Penn State’s staff follows the hiring of Elon associate head coach Tina Readling as the program’s new director of operations in April.

Schumacher-Cawley promoted Brian Toron, who was recently named to AVCA’s Thirty Under 30 list, to assistant coach in January after he served as Penn State’s director of operations the last two seasons. Schumacher-Cawley also hired Penn State alumnus Dan Gwitt away from Indiana as her other assistant coach.

Penn State women’s volleyball has not previously employed a full-time performance analyst, typically leaving data and analytics to its director of operations and other staff members in the past.

Mabry’s hiring signals Schumacher-Cawley and the Nittany Lions are making every effort to better prepare themselves in the expanding Big Ten, which will add USC and UCLA in 2024, from a statistics perspective.