Diego Castaneda enters his sixth season with the Baylor volleyball program and his first as the director of operations. Over the past two seasons, he served as the team's graduate assistant, following a three-year stint as head team manager.
Castaneda's primary duties include collecting team statistics, facilities preparation and game day setup, while assisting with many other facets of the program's day-to-day operations.
Castaneda also holds duties as the head coach for the Baylor men's club volleyball team. Last season, the men's club team finished fifth at the national tournament. In addition, he is beginning his first year as a coach at the Waco Ultimate Volleyball Academy.
Castaneda also spent time coaching with the Waco Juniors volleyball club. Castaneda has experience officiating and coaching at the club level and has helped run several camps for junior players in Waco, and Houston, Texas.
Castaneda graduated from Baylor in May, 2008, with a degree in international business, and was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He previously attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La., before transferring to Baylor in 2005. He is currently working on his master's degree in sport management at Baylor and will graduate in December 2010.
Castaneda attended Colegio Claretiano 01, where he lettered two years in volleyball, in his hometown of Bogota, Colombia.