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Todd Hollenbeck, the 2015 AVCA Division III Coach of the Year, is in his first year as an assistant coach with the USC men's volleyball team.
Hollenbeck, 30, spent 5 seasons (2011-15) as UC Santa Cruz’s head men’s coach, guiding his team to a national Top 10 final ranking each season. His 2015 team went 24-6 and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals as he produced 3 AVCA All-Americans en route to being named the Division III Coach of the Year. In 2013, the Banana Slugs placed fifth in the NCAA Division III tourney. His 2012 team won the league title and finished third at the NCAA Division III championship as he was named the Continental Volleyball Conference Coach of the Year.
He was a Banana Slugs men’s assistant in 2009 and 2010.
He also was UC Santa Cruz’s women’s head coach for 3 seasons (2010-12), going 53-35, and taught physical education courses there.
In 2014 and 2015, he also was the head indoor boys and sand coach with the Mountain View Volleyball Club and an assistant coach with the Cabrillo College women’s sand volleyball team. In 2013 and 2014, he was the head boys coach with the Main Beach Volleyball Club and the lead coach and co-director of the West Coast Volleyball Academy. He also served as a coach at various high school, club, college and USA Volleyball camps and clinics.
In addition to coaching, he has pursued a career in marketing.
He was an outside hitter and middle blocker at Pacific, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing in 2007. He prepped at Peninsula High in Rancho Palos Verdes (Calif.).
He played on the AVP and CBVA beach circuit, as well as indoors professionally in Germany.
He was born on Feb. 5, 1985.