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Ryan Stuntz

Currently coaching: 16-1 Gold

Ryan Stuntz is the club owner/director of Vital Volleyball Club which is now into it’s 5th season.  Before starting VVC, Ryan was a 1st Team All-American as a sophomore in 2002 at Lewis University. He was named Libero of the Year and earned All-American second team honors as a junior in 2003, when he posted a school-record 275 digs (including a school-record 19 in one match).  Lewis went 29-5 and won the NCAA title in 2003.  He made the NCAA All-Tournament team and All-MIVA first team in 2003, and then played in the 2003 World University Games in Daegu, South Korea where team USA defeated Russia to win the bronze medal.  As a senior in 2004, he earned All-MIVA first team and was named to the  MIVA All-Tournament Team.  Lewis advanced to the NCAA Final Four again that year. Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management from Lewis in 2004.  After his collegiate career he then played professionally in Switzerland in the 2004-05 season where MTV Nafels won the Swiss Cup and Swiss Championships.  Later that summer he was invited to train with the USA Olympic National Team under current University of Minnesota head coach Hugh McCutcheon.

After finishing playing, Ryan started coaching at both the junior level and at the collegiate levels.  In 2006 he was a volunteer assistant for the Men of Troy at USC.  The next season he found his way back to Chicago where he served one season with the men’s program at Loyola University of Chicago and was co-founder of D1 VBC.  When returning to California, he went back to his high school alma mater where he reunited with his high school coach at South Torrance High School and in the three seasons he spent there, South Torrance went the CIF SS finals in 2010, semi finals in 2011, and in 2012 help bring the South Torrance boys program their first CIF SS Championship.