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Sanja Tomasevic
Head coach

December 21, 2016 - Tomasevic was named the eighth head coach of the Sun Devil Volleyball program.

May 10, 2016 - Tomasevic was named to the University of Washington's 2016 Husky Hall of Fame Class.

Arizona State University’s Vice President for University Athletics and Athletics Director Ray Anderson announced Sanja Tomasevic as the eighth head coach of the Sun Devil Volleyball program on Wednesday, December 21.

Tomasevic served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for ASU's indoor program in 2016, where the Sun Devils capped the year with three straight home wins, including a five-set thriller over Pac-12 rival Arizona. Following the season, Tomasevic was named the interim head coach for the indoor team.

Prior to her time in Tempe, Tomasevic spent two years at the University of Miami, where she helped the Hurricanes reach back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. The 2015 season also marked Miami's second straight season with 20-plus wins. Tomasevic went to Miami after spending two seasons at Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Roadrunners.

The Serbia native played eight years professionally, including the final two as a co-captain of POMI Casalmaggiore in Italy. She was named to four All-Star Games and was named the Best Server at the 2010 European Challenge Cup. She won three league championships, including back-to-back Greek titles with Panathinaikos in 2009 and 2010.

A two-time All-American and the 2005 Asics and CVU.com National Player of the Year at the University of Washington, Tomasevic led the Huskies to four NCAA tournament appearances, including the 2005 National Championship, and a pair of Pac-10 Conference titles. In October of 2016, Tomasevic became just the second individual volleyball player to be inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame.

The former outside hitter ended her collegiate career as Washington's all-time leader in points (2,159.5), kills (1,795) and service aces (156). She is one of only five players in Huskies history to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.

Tomasevic graduated from Washington in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in communications. Tomasevic has a daughter, Stella.


Carlos Moreno
Assistant coach

February 2, 2017 - Arizona State University's head volleyball coach Sanja Tomasevic announced on Thursday that Carlos Moreno will join the coaching staff as an assistant coach for the upcoming season.

"I couldn't be more excited to welcome Carlos to the Sun Devil Volleyball family," said first year head coach Sanja Tomasevic. "He is a decorated former collegiate and professional athlete who has experienced a number of successes and knows what it takes to be a winner. Looking forward we feel Carlos will play a pivotal role in our development of a championship culture."

Moreno joins the Sun Devils after previously serving as a graduate assistant under the direction of Amanda Berkley at Southern Mississippi University.  During his one-year tenure at Southern Miss, Moreno operated in a number of facets including on-court coaching, recruiting, fundraising, and compliance.  Moreno most notably worked extensively with the team's offensive systems and setters, including All-Conference honoree Sarah Bell.

Prior to his stint at Southern Miss, Moreno garnered coaching experience directing camps and clinics in his native country of Brazil, while also serving as the head coach of the University of Sao Paulo Women's Volleyball Team from 2000 to 2002.

Preceding his coaching career, Moreno compiled a prolific playing career as a setter at Brigham University, garnering essentially every national award possible, including AVCA and MPSF Player of the year honors.  A three-year starter for the Cougars, Moreno amassed 4,628 career assists, marking the second-most in program in history, while adding 78 career aces (4th-most in program history). Spearheading BYU NCAA Championship runs in 2003 and 2004, Moreno earned a plethora of Player of the Year and MVP honors while also being placed on MSPF's and AVCA's respective first-teams.

A two-time All-American and the 2004 AVCA National Player of the Year, Moreno led the Cougars to two NCAA tournament appearances, including the 2004 National Championship, and a pair of MPSF Conference titles.

COLLEGE CAREER ACCOLADES:

  • NCAA National Champion and MVP (2004)
  • NCAA All Tournament Team (2004)
  • AVCA NCAA player of the year (2004)
  • Conference player of the year and MVP (2004)
  • All American First Team (2003/04)

Moreno earned a bachelor degree in advertising and marketing at Brigham Young University in 2005 and is currently finishing his master's degree in Exercise Sciences.

Moreno's playing career extended beyond the collegiate ranks, as the Brazil native competed 11 years professionally, concluding his career as a captain of TLM - Volley in France. Moreno was named to two all-star games and was named as one of the best setters at the 2013 CEV Champions League. He won three league championships, one in Brazil, two in France and another one at the European Championships when playing in Slovenia.

The son of Antonio and Selma Moreno, Moreno is the oldest sibling of six children. Antonio Moreno participated in four Olympics as a member of the Brazilian National volleyball team.  Moreno's twin sister Anna Allison is the currently in her fourth season as the head coach of Bucknell University volleyball team.

Carlos and his wife Maria Eduarda currently reside in Tempe, Arizona with their son, Lucas.