2010 AVCA Men's NAIA National Coach of the Year


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2010 AVCA NAIA Men's National Coach of the Year
Ryan McGuyre - California Baptist University 


LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 6, 2010) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce that California Baptist University men's volleyball coach Ryan McGuyre has been selected as the inaugural AVCA NAIA Men's National Coach of the Year.

McGuyre directed the Lancers (23-11) back to the summit of NAIA men's volleyball in 2010, as the squad captured its seventh NAIA Men's Volleyball National Invitational title. Cal Baptist earned the tournament's No. 1 overall seed, won their assigned pool in by blanking each of its opponents and advanced to the single-elimination championship bracket. After dealing Cardinal Stritch University a 3-1 defeat in the tournament semifinals, the Lancers swept Missouri Baptist University in the championship bout. The title was the fifth for McGuyre during his eight years at the helm of the program, as he also guided championship squads in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, in addition to coaching runner-up squads in 2008 and 2009.


With the 23-11 record this season, McGuyre is now 180-65 in during his time in Riverside. Facing a schedule that was loaded with NCAA Division I institutions, McGuyre led the Lancers to triumphs over the likes of Long Beach State University, Pepperdine University, Princeton University and UCLA in 2010. He mentored the 2010 AVCA NAIA Men's National Player of the Year, Blair Penner, and saw two student-athletes honored on the inaugural ten-player AVCA NAIA Men's All-America team.


In addition to his duties as the men's coach at CBU, McGuyre also serves as the head coach of the women's volleyball program. In eight seasons as the women's taskmaster, he has compiled a 216-80 record and directed two national championship squads (2004, 2005).


The AVCA will formally present McGuyre his award at the 2010 jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, December 16.  The luncheon is held in conjunction with the 2010 AVCA Annual Convention.

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