Ryan Windisch enters his first season as the Irvine Valley men's head coach.
Windisch spent last season as the head coach for the Golden West men's volleyball team. He was an assistant coach on the Irvine Valley women's volleyball team in the fall of 2017 and part of helping guide the squad to a perfect 27-0 record, Orange Empire Conference title and the second CCCAA State Championship in program history.
Windisch also served as assistant coach and statistical/video coordinator for the 2017 Long Beach State Men’s Volleyball program.
In 2017, he completed his Sports Management/Kinesiology degree at Long Beach State.
During his time both playing and coaching at Long Beach State and Irvine Valley, he studied under the guidance of highly regarded coaches such as Alan Knipe (USA Men’s National Team coach for the 2012 Olympics), Tom Pestolesi, Tyler Hildebrand (Men’s Beach Volleyball coach for 2016 Olympic) and Andy Read.
Throughout his career, Windisch has held numerous head and assistant coaching positions in boys and girls high school and club programs since 2011, including Long Beach Volleyball Club; Servite High School, Balboa Bay Volleyball Club, Saddleback Volleyball Club, Rosary High School and Cornelia Connelly High School.
His playing career is also extensive and continuing.
He played at Long Beach State 2012-2015 with and served as the starting libero in 2015.
During his Long Beach State tenure, the team earned bids each year to the MPSF conference tournament, including beating the eventual national champion UC Irvine in the semifinals of the 2013 tournament.
Prior to Long Beach State, he played one season (2011-12) at Irvine Valley and was one of the team's leaders in digs. He was instrumental in the team making an unexpected playoff run.
Windisch played club volleyball at Highline Volleyball Club winning a Bronze Medal in the 18s Open Division at the 2011 USA Volleyball Junior Nationals. He played high school volleyball at Servite High School and helped build what is now one of the top high school programs in California. Ryan is also an accomplished beach volleyball player.
He was selected to the USA Volleyball Elite Development Program and has played throughout the U.S. in numerous professional tournaments. Windisch currently plays on the Blizzard Professional Indoor team and continues to play beach and indoor in domestic professional level tournaments.