Susie Terrusa begins her 15th season at Cal State Northridge as the program's top assistant coach and her 12th year assisting head coach Jeff Stork.
Terrusa was instrumental in the Matadors posting a 21-10 record in 2012, the most wins by a Matador team since 1996. Under Terrusa's guidance, CSUN's last several recruiting classes have propelled the Matadors into the upper echelon of the Big West Conference as evidenced by Northridge's third-place finishes in both 2011 and 2012.
During the 2003 and 2004 seasons, she helped guide the Matadors to a 33-24 overall record and a 23-13 mark in the Big West. The Matadors also earned consecutive berths in the NCAA Tournament.
Terrusa was named interim head coach on Dec. 18, 2001, after the resignation of Dr. Lian Lu, and served in that capacity until March 15, 2002. As the interim head coach, she continued the Matadors' recruiting efforts and served as the scheduling coordinator. Under Stork, she has served as recruiting coordinator and has also assisted with the daily practice routine, fund-raising, community outreach and game coaching.
Terrusa was an elementary school teacher at St. Euphrasia School in Granada Hills, Calif., from 1991-99. She began her coaching career in September of 1998 as the boy's volleyball head coach at Agoura High School where she coached until June of 1990. She also served as the head coach of a 16-and-under girl's club team from 1989-92.
Terrusa was the head coach for the girl's program at Alemany High School from 1996-99. While at AHS, she also served as the boy's varsity assistant coach and the boy's junior varsity head coach from February 1995 to August 1999.
Formerly Susie Taylor, she lettered four seasons as a setter at UCLA (1983-86) and was a member of the Bruins' 1984 squad which captured the NCAA Championship.
Terrusa earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from UCLA in 1987. She attained a Multiple Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential from Cal State Northridge in September of 1997. She and her husband, Paul, reside in Moorpark, Calif.