Reaction to UC Irvine assistant coach retiring

Mark Presho interviewing with Off the Block before a match in 2019

Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

UC Irvine assistant coach Mark Presho announced retirement on Friday.

His 16-year coaching career at UC Irvine is highlighted with being the only coach on the sidelines for all four of the team’s national titles. Additionally, 24 Anteaters have been named All-American during his tenure, while UC Irvine was ranked No. 1 in the nation for 36 weeks.


Presho played for Hawai’i from 1990 through 1993 where he was named to the All-American during his senior year. He is second all-time in program history with 1,582 career kills.

Presho’s coaching career started at Pepperdine where he was an assistant coach in 1997 and 1998

Just as notable as his achievements on the court as a player and a coach is the dynamic personality.

His son, Kyler Presho, is a senior middle attacker for the No. 15 Stanford.

Check out the reaction to Presho’s retirement below:

Hawai’i volleyball reporter Cindy Luis calls Presho “a great player and person. A gracious winner and loser. A wonderful ambassador for the sport.”

Former USA Volleyball Chair, Lori Okimura
Former CSUN men’s volleyball All-American, Coley Kyman
Former CSUN men’s volleyball player and television personality, Chris McGee
Former Pepperdine women’s volleyball assistant coach, Tim Jensen
Hawai’i men’s volleyball radio announcer, Tiff Wells
UC Irvine men’s volleyball PA announcer, Rob Espero
BYU men’s volleyball announcer, Jarom Jordan