Ryan Stuntz, one of the greatest liberos in collegeiate volleyball history, is in his first year as a volunteer assistant men's volleyball coach at USC.
He spent the fall of 2005 as the girls' junior varsity coach at South Torrance (Calif.) High.
Stuntz, 25, starred at Lewis, where he was an All-American first teamer as a sophomore in 2002 while getting 261 digs. He was named Libero of the Year and earned All-American second team honors as a junior in 2003, when he posted a school-record 275 digs (including a school-record 19 in one match). Lewis went 29-5 and won the NCAA title, but later vacated the crown for using an ineligible player. He made the NCAA All-Tournament team and All-MIVA first team in 2003, then played in the 2003 World University Games as the U.S. won a bronze medal. As a senior in 2004, he earned All-MIVA first team and MIVA All-Tourney notice while getting 269 digs. Lewis advanced to the NCAA semifinals.
He then played professionally in Switzerland in the 2004-05 season and trained with the USA national team in the summer of 2005.
He earned his bachelor's degree in sports management from Lewis in 2004.
He prepped at South Torrance High, where he made the 1999 South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay team. He was a 2001 All-League second teamer at state semifinalist El Camino Junior College in Torrance (Calif.).
Born Oct. 2, 1980, he is single.