Dr. Robin (Sayre) Pietryk
Class of 1990
Volleyball, Basketball, Softball
Dr. Robin (Sayre) Pietryk came to Bethany from East Liverpool High School, where she was a three-sport athlete, earning all-conference honors in volleyball, basketball and softball with the Potters. Following her time in high school, Pietryk was a three-sport athlete for the Bison. During her four seasons, Pietryk earned 12 varsity letters, earning four each in volleyball, basketball and softball. On the volleyball court, Pietryk earned Second-Team All-PAC honors in 1988 and followed that with a First-Team All-PAC selection in 1989. Her 888 kills currently rank ninth all-time in Bethany history.
Along with those accomplishments, Pietryk still holds the top mark for career digs, having registered 2,516. That record has now stood for 25 years. Pietryk also owns the top two spots for digs in a season finishing with 941 in 1987 and 919 in 1988. On the softball diamond, Pietryk also excelled, earning First Team All-PAC in 1989 and 1990. She was also given the nod as a District II GTE Academic All-American in 1990.
After graduating in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, Pietryk continued to excel, this time in the coaching ranks. Currently, Pietryk is in her 14th season as the head volleyball coach of the North Carolina Wesleyan Battling Bishops, where she currently ranks as the winningest coach in program history with 234 career victories. She has most recently led the Battling Bishops to six straight 20-win seasons between 2007-2012. Along with those accomplishments, Pietryk also earned her Ph. D. in 2008 from Walden University, specializing in higher education.
Today, Pietryk live in Nashville, North Carolina with her husband John and two sons, Christopher and Jeremy.