BLUEGRASS COLLEGE CAMP
Friday, March 8th, 2019
Camp open to all 14u-18u athletes.
Brent Crouch leads the USC women’s volleyball program into its 44th season in 2019. He was hired on Jan. 8, 2018, as the sixth head coach in school history and guided the Women of Troy to an NCAA tournament berth, a second-place finish in the Pac-12, and a No. 21 ranking in the season’s final AVCA poll in his first season on campus.
Under Crouch in 2018, the Trojans finished 22-11 overall with a 13-7 record in Pac-12 matches. USC played against one of the toughest schedules in the nation and faced 18 ranked opponents in the regular season. The Trojans were chosen for their 28th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance (36th all-time) and were awarded the No. 11 seed. Setter Raquel Lázaro was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and outside hitter Brooke Botkin was chosen for second-team AVCA All-America honors. Lázaro and outside hitter Khalia Lanier were each tabbed for All-America honorable mention.
Prior to arriving at Troy, Crouch was the 2016 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year. He inherited a winless Portland program and within two seasons guided the Pilots to their winningest season in 25 years. Crouch first took over at Portland in 2014 after the Pilots went 0-27 the previous season. After going 7-23 in his debut season, he guided the Pilots to a 16-15 mark in 2015 (its most victories since 1991) and then improved upon that in 2016 with a 17-13 mark. His 2017 team, which was hampered by injuries, was 15-15, with 5 losses coming in 5-set matches. His overall 4-year record at Portland was 55-66.
The 48 victories in his final 3 years was Portland’s best 3-season total since 1984-86. The Pilots’ 10-8 third place WCC finish in 2016 was its most league wins since 1985 and highest conference finish since 1989. He led Portland to the program’s first-ever victories over Top 10, Top 15, and Top 25 opponents. Crouch coached three All-WCC first team players and a WCC All-Freshman team pick, along with three WCC All-Academic first teamers. He also helped establish beach volleyball as a varsity sport at Portland in 2016.
Crouch arrived at Portland after four seasons (2010-13) at Saint Mary’s College, where he was an assistant with the indoor program and head coach of the beach team.
Crouch also has coaching experience with the USA Volleyball program, including working with U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Karch Kiraly, being an assistant with the U.S. Collegiate National Team that captured a gold medal at the 2016 U22 Global Challenge and serving as both an indoor and beach coach in the USA Volleyball High Performance program.
He has held various teaching positions in philosophy at Oregon, San Diego City College, and Saint Mary’s College since 2000.
Born on Jan. 8, 1975, he and his wife, Marcy, have two sons, Jonathan (3), and William (1). Marcy is a physical therapist who grew up locally on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and received her doctorate in physical therapy from USC.
In four seasons at the helm of Baylor volleyball, head coach Ryan McGuyre has put the program into the national conversation and set the team up to be a Big 12 title contender. McGuyre has compiled four consecutive winning seasons, three consecutive 20-win seasons and three straight postseason appearances since his arrival in 2015.
Named the 2017 Big 12 Coach of the Year, McGuyre has coached six AVCA All-America selections, eight All-Region honorees, 13 All-Big 12 awardees and 30 Academic All-Big 12 selections.
Many of Baylor volleyball’s program accomplishments have come under McGuyre, including back-to-back Big 12 runner-up finishes in 2017 and 2018. The 2017 squad earned the team’s first-ever back-to-back NCAA Tournament bids and used a program-high No. 12 RPI to host the opening rounds as the No. 12 overall seed for the first time in school history.
Prior to Baylor, he served stints at Florida State and Maryland as an assistant and associate head coach; however, McGuyre found most of his success as the head coach for both the men’s and women’s programs at Cal Baptist, and he crafted a men’s program that won six NAIA national championships (2004, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’10, ’11) and three women’s national titles (2004, ’05, ’11).
Before his successful stop at CBU, McGuyre spent three years as head coach at Biola University from 1999-2001 in Los Angeles where he tallied 60 wins in three seasons for the women’s program. Prior to his head coaching debut at Biola, he was a graduate assistant at North Carolina State (1998-99).
A 1998 graduate of Biola University, McGuyre earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in social science with an emphasis in secondary education and a minor in Biblical studies.As an athlete, McGuyre lead Biola University to three NIRSA Collegiate Club National Championship appearances having won it in 1998. He was a two-time national tournament MVP award recipient.
McGuyre is married to former University of Hawaii volleyball standout and USA National Team member Jennifer (Roberts) McGuyre. Jennifer served as McGuyre’s assistant coach at both CBU and Biola. The couple has three children: sons, Tryston and Ryder, and a daughter, Kitana.
Marquette head coach Ryan Theis will begin his fifth season at the helm of the Golden Eagles in 2018. Theis was named the fifth head women’s volleyball coach in Marquette University history on Feb. 14, 2014.
Theis guided Marquette to 22 wins and a 15-3 BIG EAST record, while reaching the finals of the 2017 BIG EAST Championship. Along with his staff, he earned BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year, while Allie Barber was selected as BIG EAST Player of the Year and Hope Werch earned Freshman of the Year honors. In addition, three Marquette players (Allie Barber, Jenna Rosenthal, Lauren Speckman) earned All-BIG EAST honors. The Golden Eagles earned a seventh-consecutive NCAA Tournament berth, falling in the first round to Wisconsin.
Entering 2018, Theis owns a career record of 235-94 and a 91-40 record at Marquette.
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. – Keith Barnett has been named the head coach of the Air Force volleyball team, Director of Athletics Col Jen Block announced today (Dec. 6). Backed by previous head coaching experience and a standout playing career at the collegiate, national and international levels, Barnett, who has been a member of the Academy’s coaching staff for the past four seasons, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position.
“I’m very excited to have Keith take over as head coach of our volleyball program,” Col Block said. “He has been a key contributor in building the program and I have the utmost confidence that he will continue that process as head coach. He has demonstrated a keen understanding of the mission of the Academy of building leaders of character for our Air Force and the nation.”
A member of the Academy staff since early 2015, Barnett has been on the bench for some of Air Force’s most successful seasons at the Division I level and helped the current group of seniors become the winningest class in Air Force’s DI history. He has seen five Falcons earn all-conference recognition and watched the team reset nine of the program’s DI records. The Falcons have accounted for double-digit win totals during every season he has been with the program and matched the program’s DI records for total wins (17) and conference wins (seven, twice).
This past season, as the team’s associate head coach, Barnett coached the Falcons to their first winning campaign since 1999 – a 17-15 overall record that included an Academy record for wins in a season at the Division I level (17) and a program-best seven victories in conference play. Air Force earned the program’s first-ever victories over schools from the ACC (Wake Forest) and Big Ten (Maryland), en route to its best non-conference record (10-4) in 19 years.
During his first three seasons with the program, Barnett helped Air Force impact in the Mountain West, as the team earned their first-ever win over Utah State (2015) and its first road victories at San Diego State (2015) and Fresno State (2017). The Falcons also snapped several long losing skids against conference opponents, including a 31-match stretch against UNLV (2015) and a 26-match skid against New Mexico.
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