Assistant Coach, Volleyball
Corey Arbini joins the Washington University volleyball staff for his first season as an assistant coach in 2012. He brings 12 years of college coaching experience to his role at Washington U., including most recently a three-year stint as an assistant at Saint Louis University.
Arbini began his college coaching career as an assistant coach at University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1999. In 2001, he made his first stop at Saint Louis University, serving as an assistant coach for the Billikens through 2006. Arbini then spent one season as an assistant at Jefferson College in 2007, before returning to SLU as an assistant from 2008-10.
During the past three seasons at SLU, Arbini helped lead the Billikens to a 75-22 record and the only three NCAA tournament appearances in program history. In 2008, SLU reached its highest RPI in school history (eighth) with a win over then-No. 3 Stanford University.
At the club level, he served as the head coach of Team St. Louis VBC from 1997 to 2010. Overall, Arbini's club teams finished in the top 30 nationally in 11 of 14 seasons. Since 2010 he has been the coach of the High Performance VBC.
On the national level, Arbini has worked closely with USA Volleyball. In 2008 he was named the USA Volleyball National Clinician of the Year. Arbini received the USA Volleyball Meritorious Service Award in 2007, and has served on the Gateway Region Board of Directors since 2009.
He has completed the National Coaching Accreditation Program - Level II (CAP II). Arbini's CAP II paper was selected by USA Volleyball to appear in Sidelines, a national volleyball coaching publication.
A 1996 graduate of Saint Louis University High School, Arbini earned his bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from Saint Louis University in 2000. He received his M.A. in educational leadership from SLU in 2005 and is currently pursuing his doctorate in education from Missouri Baptist University.
Arbini played on the SLU men's club volleyball team from 1997-2000, helping the team rank in the top-10 nationally each of his final three seasons. From 2001-07, he played men's USA Volleyball, and won a national championship as a member of Team Nemesis in 2007.