Kevin Wray Joins WSU Volleyball as Assistant Coach

June 18, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State University volleyball Head Coach Brian Heffernan announced the hiring of Kevin Wray to the position of assistant coach for the Cougar team Friday.

'I'm excited to have Kevin join the Cougar coaching staff,' Heffernan said. 'He's a great fit for Washington State and he not only is a very good coach but he is genuinely interested in student-athlete development.'

Wray graduated from Huntington Beach High and played volleyball on teams that won the CIF Div. I Southern California titles in 1993 and 1994. He played volleyball at Golden West Community College where he earned an associates degree. The Golden West men's team won the state community college titles from 1995-98.

While attending Golden West, Wray was also the junior varsity coach for the girls' and boys' volleyball programs at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana.

Wray went on to Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he was a setter/outside hitter on the men's volleyball club team, earning his degree in education in 2000. He also served as a volunteer assistant coach for the then-head coach for women's volleyball Brian Hosfeld. Among Wray's duties for the Bears were on the planning and management of on court training, developing scouting reports and game plans, as well as assisting with game day set up and management. In addition to coaching, Wray taught physical education classes at Baylor last year.

For the past two years, Wray has coached the Golden West Girls Volleyball Club teams out of Huntington Beach, Calif., where his teams won gold medals in 2001 and 2003 at the Junior National Olympic tournament. He previously coached the Asics Nova Volleyball Club located in Long Beach, Calif. He has also coached at summer camps in California and Texas.

In addition to his collegiate playing experience, Wray was a member of the California Beach Volleyball Association and was an AVP Semi-Professional from 1999-2003.

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