Currently coaching: Vital 16-1 Gold
Ryan Stuntz is the club owner/director of Vital Volleyball Club which is now into it’s 8th season.
Before starting Vital, Ryan was a two time AVCA All-American libero for the Lewis University Flyers. In his junior season his team won the NCAA D1 title. In the same year, he was proud to represent his country in the 2003 World University Games in Daegu, South Korea where team USA defeated Russia to win the bronze medal. 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 both 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.
Ryan is married to Kelly Stuntz (former U of M All-American) and has two beautiful daughters Blake (6) and Tyler (3).