Heather Olmstead was named the BYU women's volleyball head coach in 2015.
In 2016, she coached the Cougars to a 29-4 (16-2 WCC) season where they where they won a third-straight outright conference title and advanced to the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for a fifth-consecutive season. Additionally, she coached two AVCA All-Americans in 2016: Amy Boswell and McKenna Miller. Olmstead was named the 2016 AVCA All-Pacific South Region Coach of the Year.
In 2015, she coached the Cougars to a 28-4 (16-2 WCC) season where they won an outright conference title and advanced to the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the fourth-straight year. Two Cougars were named AVCA All-Americans in 2015: Alexa Gray and Amy Boswell. Olmstead was named the 2015 WCC Coach of the Year.
In January of 2014, Olmstead was named the associate head coach of BYU women’s volleyball. During the year, she helped coach the Cougars to perhaps their most successful season to-date. BYU went 30-5 on the season, winning an out-right West Coast Conference title, before advancing to the national championship match of the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. It was also the first time an unseeded team had reached the title match in its history. Three Cougars were named AVCA All-Americans in 2014: Jennifer Hamson, Alexa Gray and Amy Boswell.
In 2013, she helped coach the Cougars to a 24-7 (15-3 WCC) season where they advanced to the round of 16 at the NCAA tournament for a second-consecutive year. During that season she coached an All-American, Alexa Gray.
In 2012, Olmstead helped coach the Cougars to their first conference title since 2005, their best record since 1998 at 28-4 and a finish in the round of 16 at the NCAA tournament, the team’s first showing at the tournament since 2007. During that same year she coached four All-Americans, including AVCA first teamer Jennifer Hamson.
Olmstead helped coach the Cougars to 21-9 (10-6 WCC) season in 2011. She helped the team to a third-place finish in BYU’s first season in the West Coast Conference. In 2011, she coached players with three all-conference honors, three academic all-conference honors, one all-region accolade and one AVCA All-America citation.