McGuyre arrives at Maryland after 10 successful years at California Baptist
Maryland volleyball head coach Tim Horsmon announced the hiring of Ryan McGuyre as the team's new assistant coach in February of 2012. McGuyre arrives at Maryland after a successful 10-year stint at California Baptist where he coached the men's and women's programs to a combined eight NAIA national championships.
"Being a head coach for some time, he's run his own programs - not only one but two programs - he's a very hard worker and committed," Horsmon said. "He's very passionate about volleyball. I was drawn to his volleyball IQ. He is a great teacher. He is really interested in the student-athletes and making them better volleyball players and better people. He has a great feel for the game from a technical and systematical standpoint."
In 12 seasons as a women's coach, McGuyre, the 2011 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)/NAIA Women's Volleyball National Coach of the Year, has amassed 309 victories, 249 of which came in his time at California Baptist. In 2004 and 2005, McGuyre won back-to-back national titles with the Lancers.
McGuyre was voted the 2010 AVCA/NAIA Men's National Coach of the Year and has won a total of four NAIA Volleyball Tournament Coach of the Year awards. During his tenure, McGuyre coached one NAIA Women's National Player of the Year, six different NAIA Men's National Tournament MVPs and two straight AVCA/NAIA Men's National Players of the Year.
On the women's side, he has coached 18 NAIA All-Americans, 15 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes and 14 players who were named to the NAIA All-Tournament team.
On the men's side, he had 19 players named to the NAIA Men's Invitational All-Tournament team and five named AVCA/NAIA All-America in the first two seasons it was awarded.
In 2004, his third year at the helm of the women's side, California Baptist went 37-5 en route to their first of two consecutive national championships. The Lancers finished the 2005 season with a 34-5 record to go along with another national title.
The Lancers reached their third national title game in four years in 2007 and notched their fourth straight 30 win season.
In nine seasons with the men, McGuyre was 206-70 while playing a schedule comprised mostly of NCAA Division I opponents. In 2004, the Lancers won the national title, compiled 24 wins, went 12-0 against NAIA competition and defeated elite NCAA teams such as Hawaii, UC Santa Barbara and USC.
In 2005, McGuyre led the Lancers to their second-straight national title, a program first. In the process, the Lancers went 26-7 and recorded wins over BYU, UC Santa Barbara and USC. McGuyre completed a four-year stretch of national titles with one is 2006 and another in 2007.
McGuyre claimed his fifth national title with the men's program in 2010 after amassing a 23-11 which included victories over NCAA Division I powers Long Beach State, Pepperdine and UCLA. In 2011, McGuyre won his sixth national title with the men and the program's eighth overall.
Prior to his stint at California Baptist, McGuyre coached three seasons (1999-2001) at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., where he totaled 60 wins and reached the NAIA regional playoffs each year. While coaching the women's side, he coached three NAIA All-Americans, five All-Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) honorees, six NAIA All-American Scholar-Athletes and seven GSAC Scholar-Athletes.
After graduating from Biola in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in social science with an emphasis in secondary education and a minor in biblical studies, he joined NC State's coaching staff for the 1998 season as a graduate assistant. McGuyre served as the vice president of the NAIA Volleyball Coaches Association (VCA) the past two years and spent the summer of 2010 leading an Athletes in Action team in Brazil. The team included players from Ball State, California Baptist, Ohio State, Stanford, UCLA, and UC San Diego. McGuyre has played and coached for Athletes in Action, and traveled with the team to such places as Russia, East Asia and Thailand. He was also a volunteer coach for the USA Men's National Team in 2006.
In high school, McGuyre was an All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and All-Olympic League volleyball player at Whittier Christian in La Habra, Calif., winning three straight CIF titles from 1991-93.
McGuyre and his wife, Jennifer, have three children, Tryston, Kitana and Ryder.