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Wichita State adds Arizona beach assistant to volleyball staff

Chris Lamb went to a trusted source to hire his new assistant volleyball coach at Wichita State.

Austin Hosto comes from Arizona, where he worked as a volunteer assistant for the beach program, and is recommended by Wildcats coach Dave Rubio, one of Lamb’s closest friends.

“I like that Austin comes from familiar territory,” Lamb said. “He’s a teacher. He’s a high energy guy. He wants to have a future in this business.”

Before working with Arizona’s beach team, Hosto coached with Arizona’s men’s volleyball club team, the Desert Sand Volleyball Club and Central Arizona College.

He played for the club team at Arizona.

“He’s worked for two people (Rubio and Arizona beach coach Steve Walker) who are very near and dear to me,” Lamb said. “He’s done an A-plus job for both.”

Hosto replaces Donnie Wallace, who resigned this spring to enter private business.

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