Court to sidelines: Former men’s players now coaching NCAA Division I women’s volleyball

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More than 100 former college men’s volleyball players are now coaching at the highest levels of college women’s volleyball.

Check out all the former NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players that are on the coaching staffs of NCAA Division I women’s volleyball teams for the 2019 season that started this weekend.

[Editor’s note: This list also includes former players from men’s volleyball teams that were later disbanded or later departed the EIVA and MIVA with the formation of a NCAA Division III national championship. The list was compiled by Off the Block associate editor Jonathan Bates and is updated through the summer of 2019.]

Former Ball State players now coaching

Jeff Aucoin (2013) — Harvard assistant coach
Todd Chamberlain (2006-09) — Louisville assistant coach
Billy Ebel (2007-10) — Kansas assistant coach
Kevin Laseau (1989-92) — Yale associate head coach
Anders Nelson (2009-11) — Kentucky associate head coach
Ethan Pheister (2007-10) — South Carolina assistant coach
Arturo Rivera (2004-05) — Wake Forest assistant coach
Keith Schunzel (2001-04) — Kennesaw State head coach
Dave Shondell (1977-80) — Purdue head coach
John Shondell (1989-93) — Purdue assistant coach
Craig Skinner (1990-93) — Kentucky head coach
Julian Welsh-White (2012-15) — Howard assistant coach

Former Belmont Abbey players now coaching

Spencer Fournell (2013-14) — Cal State Fullerton technical coordinator
Derek Sullivan (2013-16) — William & Mary volunteer assistant coach

Former BYU players now coaching

Dan Corotan — Utah assistant coach
Kevin Hambly (1992-95) — Stanford director of women’s volleyball
David Hyte (2003-04) — BYU associate head coach
Jeremiah Larsen (1997, 2000-03) — Weber State head coach
Carlos Moreno (2002-04) — Arizona State associate head coach
Hugh McCutcheon (1991-93) — Minnesota head coach
Jaylen Reyes (2012-15) — Nebraska assistant coach
Steve Rindfleisch (2010-13) — North Dakota assistant coach
Rodnei Santos (2007) — Ohio assistant coach
Trent Sorenson (2005-08) — Kansas State assistant coach
Shane Tye (2011-12) — San Francisco associate head coach
Jason Watson (1991-94) — Arkansas head coach

Cal Baptist players now coaching

Amir Lugo-Rodriguez (2013-14) — Cal assistant coach

Former Concordia-New York players now coaching

Manolo Concepción (2002) — Missouri State associate head coach

Former CSUN players now coaching

Ryan Adams (2006-08) — Lafayette head coach
Jeff Baxter (2008-11) — Portland head coach
Kaleo Baxter (2009, 2011) — Hawai’i assistant coach
Travis Magorien (2012-15) — James Madison assistant coach
Ryan Mason (2013) — Campbell assistant coach
Mark Rosen (1983-85) — Michigan head coach
Dave Rubio (1981-82) — Arizona head coach

Former East Stroudsburg players now coaching

Terry Hutchinson (1995-96) — Towson assistant coach
Santiago Restrepo (1983-85) — Arkansas State head coach

Former Erskine players now coaching

Drew Davis (2013-15) — North Dakota State assistant coach

Former George Mason players now coaching

Kris Grunwald (1987-91) — Auburn assistant coach
Paul Koncir (1995-98) — UTSA associate head coach
Patrick Maloney (2010-13) — VCU assistant coach
Jason Oliver (1996-97) — Toledo assistant coach

Former George Williams players now coaching

Russ Rose (1972-75) — Penn State head coach


Former Grand Canyon players now coaching

David Beck (2012-14) — Buffalo assistant coach
Jared Goldberg (2012-13) — Harvard assistant coach
Puna Kaniho (2014-18) — Hawai’i volunteer assistant coach

Former Harvard players now coaching

Matt Jones (2008-12) — UC Santa Barbara assistant coach
Mike Owen (2011-14) — Miami (Ohio) assistant coach

Former Hawai’i players now coaching

Dan Fisher (1995-96) — Pittsburgh head coach
Alfred Reft (2004-06) — Illinois assistant coach

Former Juniata players now coaching

Matthew Johann (2011-14) — Cornell assistant coach
Dennis Hohenshelt (1990-93) — Penn State assistant coach
Terry Hutchinson (1993-94) — Towson assistant coach
Kevin Moore (1998-2001) — Northwestern assistant coach
Pat Shawaryn (2001-04) — Princeton assistant coach

Former King players now coaching

Ariel Apolinario (2009-10) — UNLV assistant coach
Morris Cephas (2010-11) — VCU assistant coach
Matt DeLong (2013-17) — Colgate assistant coach
Cameron Sitler (2008-10) — Houston Baptist assistant coach
Chandler Wellman (2014-17) — Austin Peay assistant coach

Former Lees-McRae players now coaching

John Lucas (2011-14) — Clemson assistant coach
Efrain Negron (2010-13) — Georgia Southern assistant coach

Former Lewis players now coaching

Will McCall (2013-16) — Kansas City assistant coach
Tom Mendoza (2005) — South Carolina head coach
Brian Muesenfechter (2008-11) — Troy assistant coach
Lucas Yanez (2014-15) — Miami volunteer assistant coach

Former Limestone players now coaching

Drew Davis (2017) — North Dakota State assistant coach

Former Long Beach State players now coaching

Taylor Gregory (2013-16) — San Jose State assistant coach
Brent Hilliard (1990-93) — San Diego associate head coach
Amir Lugo-Rodriguez (2016-17) — Cal assistant coach
Connor Olbright (2011-14) — USC volunteer assistant coach
Philip White (2000-04) — Cincinnati associate head coach

Former Loyola players now coaching

Rob Chilcoat (2013-15) — South Alabama assistant coach
Shane Davis (2000-03) — Northwestern head coach
Jeff Patton (2012-13) — Eastern Kentucky assistant coach

Former Loyola Marymount players now coaching

Brad Keller (1998-2000) — UCLA associate head coach

Former Mount Olive players now coaching

Tim Ebbecke (2010-13) — Purdue volunteer assistant coach
Camilo Guerci (2007-10) — Florida International assistant coach
Jackson Metichecchia (2011-12) — Loyola Marymount volunteer assistant coach

Former NJIT players now coaching

Pedro Trevino (1997-2001) — NJIT head coach

Former Ohio State players now coaching

Sean Burdette (1989) — Memphis head coach
Andy Cole (2003-06) — Milwaukee volunteer technical coordinator
Ray Gooden (1991-93) — Northern Illinois head coach
Michael Henchy (2012-15) — American assistant coach
John Klanac (2007-10) — Rice assistant coach
Frank Lavrisha (1979) — San Francisco head coach
Dan Meske (2004-07) — Louisville associate head coach
Steve Opperman (1984-87) — Duquesne head coach
Ben Spurlock (2005-09) — Ohio State assistant coach
Chuck Voss (1990-93) — Cleveland State head coach

Former Pacific players now coaching

Jason Borchin (2008-10) — Cal Poly assistant coach
Sam Crosson (1994-97) — Cal head coach
Dan Fisher (1998-99) — Pittsburgh head coach
Mike Gawlik (2002-05) — Central Michigan head coach
Chris Matsui (2012) — George Mason assistant coach
Chris Tamas (1999-2003) — Illinois head coach

Former Purdue Fort Wayne players now coaching

Jordan Armstrong (2012-15) — Akron assistant coach
Garrett Bitter (2008-11) — Kennesaw State assistant coach
Collin Cohen (2014-15) — Eastern Washington assistant coach
Tyler Golsteyn (2012-16) — East Carolina assistant coach

Former Penn State players now coaching

Steve Aird (1998-2001) — Indiana head coach
Daniel Gwitt (2005) — Indiana assistant coach
Jason Kepner (1994-97) — College of Charleston head coach
Luke Murray (2005-08) — North Carolina State assistant coach
Mike Schall (1991-94) — North Carolina assistant coach
Aaron Smith (2004-07) — Virginia head coach
John Wasielewski (1987-89) — Virginia Tech associate head coach

Former Pepperdine players now coaching

Keith Barnett (1999-2001) — Air Force head coach
Kasey Crider (2008-11) — Miami associate head coach
Jerritt Elliott (1987-88) — Texas head coach
Andy Hein (2003-06) — UC Riverside assistant coach
Brendan Higa (1995-97) — Cal Baptist head coach
Cory Riecks (2008-11) — Pacific assistant coach
Rodnei Santos (2009-10) — Ohio assistant coach
Jeff Stork (1982-84) — CSUN head coach
Joshua Taylor (2012-15) — Missouri interim head coach
Jonathan Winder (2005-08) — Fresno State head coach
Scott Wong (1998-2001) — Pepperdine head coach

Former Quincy players now coaching

Ryan Meek (2003) — High Point head coach

Former St. Francis players now coaching

Steve Florio — Purdue Fort Wayne head coach
Doug Wright — North Florida volunteer assistant coach

Former San Diego State players now coaching

Tom Hunter — Air Force assistant coach
Ken Murczek — San Diego State assistant coach

Former Springfield players now coaching

Sean Byron — Marist head coach

Former Stanford players now coaching

David Fischer (1992-94) — UNC-Wilmington associate head coach
Matt Fuerbringer (1994-97) — Long Beach State associate head coach

Former UC Irvine players now coaching

Kevin Carroll (2008-12) — Cincinnati assistant coach

Former UC San Diego players now coaching

Eric Barber (2014) — Cal Poly assistant coach
Tom Black (1993-96) — Georgia head coach

Former UC Santa Barbara players now coaching

Keno Gandara — Miami head coach
Cullen Irons (2008-11) — Oklahoma assistant coach
Aaron Mansfield (2002-05) — Loyola Marymount head coach
Lee Nelson — Nevada head coach
Tyson North (2006-07) — Nevada assistant coach

Former UCLA players now coaching

Thomas Amberg (2009-12) — Virginia Tech assistant coach
Dan Conners (1998-2001) — UC Davis head coach
Trent Kersten (2012-15) — TCU assistant coach
Steve Klosterman (2003-07) — Hofstra assistant coach
Mike Sealy (1990-93) — UCLA head coach
Erik Sullivan (1992-95) — Texas associate head coach
Reed Sunahara (1982-86) — West Virginia head coach
Nick Vogel (2009-12) — DePaul assistant coach
JT Wenger (2001-04) — UT Arlington head coach

One Reply to “Court to sidelines: Former men’s players now coaching NCAA Division I women’s volleyball”

  1. One more BYU player now coaching is Carlos Moreno – Arizona State Assistant. Also Rob Browning at St. Mary’s but I think he played right before BYU became a D1 team.

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