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Ryan McGuyre

Ryan  McGuyre

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Biola, 1998

Years At Baylor:
4th Season


Volleyball Announces 2017 Fall Schedule

Bears pack in 29 games, building towards repeat postseason bid


VB Ends Season in NCAA Tourney at No. 10 UCLA

Bears fall in three, conclude remarkable season


VB Upsets No. 14 San Diego in NCAA Tourney

Bears advance to second round with first postseason win since 2009


VB Earns NCAA Tournament Bid to Los Angeles

Bears take program's first postseason berth since 2011, face San Diego in first round


VB Falls in Five to Iowa State

Bears let 2-1 lead slip, overrun in last two sets


Baylor Volleyball vs. Oklahoma



Volleyball vs TCU 10/05/2016

VBall vs TCU


Baylor Volleyball vs. Washington State



Baylor Volleyball vs. Texas A&M CC-08/27/2016



Baylor Volleyball vs UTRGV - 08/26/2016


Born May 30, 1976
Birthplace La Habra, Calif.
College Biola, 1998
Family wife: Jennifer, Sons: Tryston and Ryder, Daughter: Kitana
Year School, Position
1998-19999 North Carolina St., graduate asst.
1999-2001 Biola, head coach
2002-2011 Cal Baptist, head coach (m/w)
20012 Maryland, assistant coach
2013-2014 Florida St., associate head coach
2015-pres. Baylor, head coach
Year Tournament
2004 California Baptist (W) NAIA National Champion
California Baptist (M) NAIA National Champion
2005 California Baptist (W) NAIA National Champion
California Baptist (M) NAIA National Champion
2006 California Baptist (W) NAIA National Semifinals
California Baptist (M) NAIA National Champion
2007 California Baptist (W) NAIA National Runner-Up
California Baptist (M) NAIA National Champion
2008 California Baptist (W) NAIA National Semifinals
California Baptist (M) NAIA National Runner-Up
2009 California Baptist (W) NAIA National Quarterfinals
California Baptist (M) NAIA National Runner-Up
2010 California Baptist (W) NAIA National Quarterfinals
California Baptist (M) NAIA National Champion
2011 California Baptist (W) NCCAA National Champion
California Baptist (M) NAIA National Champion
2013 Florida State NCAA Sweet 16
2014 Florida State NCAA Sweet 16
2016 Baylor NCAA Second Round
2017 Baylor NCAA Second Round
Year School Record Conf. Record
1999 Biola 16-13 12-6 (4th GSAC)
2000 Biola 22-10 13-5 (3rd GSAC)
2001 Biola 22-14 13-7 (t4th GSAC)
2002 California Baptist 15-19 6-14
2003 California Baptist 9-23 1-19
California Baptist (M) 22-6 --
2004 California Baptist 37-5 16-4
California Baptist (M) 24-3 --
2005 California Baptist 34-5 18-2
California Baptist (M) 26-7 --
2006 California Baptist 32-8 16-4
California Baptist (M) 23-8 --
2007 California Baptist 32-5 18-2
California Baptist (M) 32-8 --
2008 California Baptist 28-9 13-7
California Baptist (M) 15-12 --
2009 California Baptist 29-6 16-4
California Baptist (M) 25-8
2010 California Baptist 33-6 16-4
California Baptist (M) 21-11 --
2011 California Baptist 26-10 11-5
California Baptist (M) 26-5 --
2012 Maryland (Asst.) 17-15 8-12 (8th ACC)
2013 Florida St. (Associate. HC) 26-8 17-3 (2nd ACC)
2014 Florida St. (Associate. HC) 30-3 16-2 (2nd ACC)
2015 Baylor 17-13 5-11 (7th Big 12)
2016 Baylor 22-12 9-7 (t-4th Big 12)
2017 Baylor 24-7 13-3 (2nd Big 12)
Women's HC 15 seasons 398-165 237-121
HC, Including Men's 25 seasons 612-233 237-121
Baylor 3 seasons 63-32 27-21

In three seasons at the helm of Baylor volleyball, head coach Ryan McGuyre has put the program into the national conversation and set the team up to be a Big 12 title contender. McGuyre has compiled three consecutive winning seasons, back-to-back 20-win seasons and back-to-back postseason appearances since his arrival in 2015.

Named the 2017 Big 12 Coach of the Year, McGuyre has coached four AVCA All-America selections, six All-Region honorees, 11 All-Big 12 awardees and 21 Academic All-Big 12 selections while at Baylor.

Last season, McGuyre led BU to its most successful season under his watch, matching the most wins in program history with a 24-7 record. The 2017 squad earned the team's first-ever back-to-back NCAA Tournament bids and used a program-high No. 12 RPI to host the opening rounds as the No. 12 overall seed for the first time in school history.

The tournament bid was made possible with a strong performance in Big 12 play. McGuyre's Bears earned their highest finish in conference action with a 13-3 record for a runner-up finish, highlighted with road wins over No. 18 Iowa State and No. 11 Kansas and going toe-to-toe with No. 2 Texas in the regular season finale.

McGuyre saw three Bears earn AVCA Honorable Mention All-America recognition in Shelly Fanning, Hannah Lockin and Yossiana Pressley. In addition to Pressley's Southwest Region Freshman of the Year honor, she was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year after she led the league in points and kills per set. McGuyre's team earned a program-best 15 Big 12 Player of the Week nods, led by Pressley with nine weekly honors.

For the first time under McGuyre, the Bears stormed back from an 0-2 deficit to upend No. 10 BYU in five sets during the team's road tournament finale in Honolulu, Hawai'i. The Bears were previously 0-14 when trailing 2-0 under McGuyre.

McGuyre's teams continue to lock down home court advantage behind record-breaking crowds at the Ferrell Center. Along with matching the most home wins in program history with 13, BU's season opener against No. 15 Florida State drew a record crowd of 3,617 which stands as the biggest volleyball crowd in program history. The team also had the fourth and 10th-largest crowds at the Ferrell Center last season.

In 2016, McGuyre guided the team to the program's first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2011 and first postseason win since 2009, upsetting No. 14 San Diego in the NCAA First Round in Los Angeles.

He trained and sculpted the program's third All-American and first to land on one of the three 14-member teams, Katie Staiger. He watched Staiger break Baylor's single-season kills record and record the second-most kills in Big 12 history.

Despite two starters missing all season due to injury and losing a starter during the team's conference opener, McGuyre led his team to a 20-win season and the program's second-straight winning season for the first time since 2011-12.

Under McGuyre, Baylor rattled off 10 wins in a row from Sept. 9-28, one short of the all-time program record. McGuyre also impressed crowds at home for the second-straight season, breaking the home match winning streak record and extending it to nine games.
McGuyre also used two key transfers in his regular rotation who contributed both offensively and defensively. Camryn Freiberg, the conference's leader in total blocks, earned All-Big 12 honors in her first season in Waco.

McGuyre also saw big improvements during conference play, guiding his team to a 9-7 record, Baylor's first winning record in Big 12 action since 2009.
In 2015, McGuyre saw immediate improvements in his first season at the helm of the program, finishing 17-13 overall to give Baylor its first winning season in three years.

An initial focus on protecting the home court at the Ferrell Center paid off, with the Bears notching 10 wins at home, the most in the previous nine years.
Narrowly missing a postseason berth, the Bears peaked at a program-record No. 30 ranking in the NCAA RPI, finishing the season as one of the first four left out of the bracket.

Senior outside hitter Andie Malloy capped off a successful career at Baylor, earning All-Big 12 First Team honors for the second straight season. A hopeful sign of things to come in the McGuyre era, freshman Shelly Fanning iced a remarkable first season for the Bears, earning All-Big 12 Second Team and a spot on the Big 12 All-Freshman Team.

McGuyre has coached at the collegiate level for both men and women since 1999 including head-coaching stints at California Baptist (CBU) and Biola University, both of which are faith-based institutions.

As associate head coach for two seasons, McGuyre and the Florida State Seminoles finished a 2014 NCAA Tournament run reaching the Sweet 16 before a loss to national runner-up, BYU. The Seminoles finished 30-3 in 2014, and in his first season at Florida State in 2013, the Seminoles posted a 26-8 record and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16.

Prior to his arrival at Florida State, McGuyre was an assistant at Maryland for one season following a 10-year head coaching stint at CBU from 2002-2011. There, he was the head coach for both the men’s and women’s programs, and he crafted a men’s program that won six NAIA national championships (2004, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’10, ’11) and three women’s national titles (2004, ’05, ’11).

Among many accolades at CBU, McGuyre was named the 2005 NAIA Men’s National Coach of the Year and in 2011 the NCCAA Division I National Coach of the Year. In 2010, he made history by being named both the AVCA Men’s and Women’s NAIA National Coach of the Year in the same calendar year.

During his coaching, McGuyre’s teams have knocked off several elite NCAA Division I programs including; USC, UCLA, Stanford, Pepperdine, Long Beach State, UC Santa Barbara, Penn State, UC Irvine and Hawaii. On two occasions, McGuyre’s team defeated the No. 1 ranked NCAA Division I program.

He also served as a volunteer assistant for the 2006 USA men’s volleyball team where he helped run practice drills as well as charting, video analysis and game planning for opposing countries. While at CBU, he served as the awards committee chairman, a regional rater, and was the Vice President of the NAIA Coaches Association from 2009-10.

Before his successful stop at CBU, McGuyre spent three years as head coach at Biola University from 1999-2001 in Los Angeles where he tallied 60 wins in three seasons for the women’s program. Prior to his head coaching debut at Biola, he was a graduate assistant at North Carolina State (1998-99).

All in all, between men’s and women’s programs, McGuyre has had tremendous success as a head coach, leading 18 NAIA All-Americans, three AVCA National Player of the Year recipients, and seven different National Tournament MVP award winners.

McGuyre has seen many of his athletes go on to play professionally. In two seasons at Florida State he saw five Seminoles earn AVCA All-American honors.

A 1998 graduate of Biola University, McGuyre earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in social science with an emphasis in secondary education and a minor in Biblical studies.

As an athlete, McGuyre lead Biola University to three NIRSA Collegiate Club National Championship appearances having won it in 1998. He was a two-time national tournament MVP award recipient.

McGuyre is married to former University of Hawaii volleyball standout and USA National Team member Jennifer (Roberts) McGuyre. Jennifer served as McGuyre’s assistant coach at both CBU and Biola. The couple has three children: sons, Tryston and Ryder, and a daughter, Kitana.

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