Former Husker volleyball standout Lindsay Peterson is in her 14th year as director of operations for the Nebraska volleyball program. A former Husker volleyball captain and one of the greatest defensive players in school history, Peterson was hired in 2006 after serving assistant coaching stints at Northern Colorado and Virginia Tech.
At Nebraska, Peterson handles a variety of duties for the Husker volleyball team, including team travel, budgeting, coordinating tournaments and camps and assisting visiting teams. She also serves as a liaison for volleyball support units, including facilities and events, media relations, marketing, compliance, HuskerVision, the ticket office, alumni and The Match Club. She also provides radio color commentary during Nebraska’s road matches. In addition to her duties on the Husker staff, Peterson has served as a club coach for Nebraska Juniors, helping the 15-and-under team to a USA Junior Olympic National title in 2010.
Peterson came to Nebraska after serving as an assistant coach in the Northern Colorado program from March of 2005 to July of 2006. At Northern Colorado, she worked extensively with the setters and liberos and helped with recruiting in the Midwest. In 2005, she helped a pair of Northern Colorado players earn first-team Division I Independent honors, including libero Abby Mayne, who was named Division I Independent Co-Defensive Player of the Year after averaging 4.44 digs per game.
After serving as an undergraduate assistant coach at Nebraska in 2003, Peterson was on the staff at Virginia Tech in 2004, helping the Hokies finish with a 13-16 record, including a 7-9 mark in the program’s first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
During her playing days, Peterson was a four-year performer in the Nebraska program from 1999 to 2002, helping the Huskers to a 123-10 record, including a national title in 2000. Peterson played in 133 matches as a Husker, including 438 of a possible 440 career sets. She finished her career holding the school record at the time with 1,111 career digs, despite playing three positions during her Nebraska career. She competed as a setter her freshman year and a defensive specialist her sophomore and junior years before taking over the newly created libero role in 2002. That season she averaged 3.35 digs per set, a total that was fourth in school history at the time. As a setter in 1999, she posted a then-freshman record 724 set assists.
In the classroom, Peterson was a three-time, first-team academic All-Big 12 selection, a six-time selection to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and finished her degree in business administration at Nebraska in 2003, when she served as an undergraduate assistant coach. In that role, she assisted with recruiting, game day preparation and various coaching duties.
A native of Burchard, Nebraska, the former Lindsay Wischmeier led Lewiston High School to a pair of Class D-2 State Championships (1995 and 1997) and earned D-2 Player-of-the-Year honors while also being a three-time academic all-state selection. She married Ty Peterson in May of 2007. They have three sons: Drake, Jax and Ronan.