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Ron Arenz
Ron  Arenz

Hometown:
Cerritos, Calif.

Last College:
Akron

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Long Beach State '95

Joined Houston:
May 21, 2015


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RON ARENZ
Hometown Cerritos, Calif.
College

Long Beach State, 1995
Bachelor's Geography

Natinoal University, 2002
Master's Education

Family wife: Noelle
sons: Jay, and twins, Kai and Christian
CLUB EXPERIENCE
Year Organization, Position
2009 Ohio Valley Region High Performance, head coach
2001 Lakeshore Region High Performance, head coach
COACHING EXPERIENCE
Year School, Position
2015-present Houston, assistant coach
2008-14 Akron, head coach
2006-07 West Alabama, assistant coach
2005-06 Michigan State, assistant coach
2002-04 Western Michigan, assistant coach
2001-02 Denver, assistant coach
2000-01 Cal State Dominguez Hills, assistant coach

Ron Arenz joined the University of Houston Volleyball program as an assistant coach on May 21, 2015.

In his role, Arenz works with the offensive system and the setters group.

Arenz came to Houston after serving as the Head Coach at the University of Akron for seven seasons (2008-2014).

Arenz led the Zips to several Mid-American Conference Tournament berths and some of the best seasons in the school's history.

Akron exhibited the greatest single-season turnaround in the MAC and of any Division I team in the country in 2012, posting a 12-win improvement from 2011 and recording its best overall record since 2003. In that season, the Zips also advanced to the MAC Tournament quarterfinals for the first time in nine seasons as the No. 5 seed after being picked last in the league's preseason poll.

Prior to Akron, Arenz was the Head Coach at the University of West Alabama for two seasons (2007-08).

In just his second year at the helm, Arenz led the West Alabama to a top 25 national ranking in the CSTV/AVCA Division II poll for the first time in school history. Under his watch, the Tigers posted the fourth winning season in the program's then 29-year history with a 27-6 record, going 8-4 in Gulf South Conference play.

Before taking the head job at West Alabama, Arenz held assistant positions at Michigan State University (2005-06), Western Michigan (2002-04) and Denver (2001-02), all in the same capacity.

During that time, Arenz trained nine U.S. Junior Olympic All-Americans, two Volleyball Magazine Fab-50 players and one U.S. Junior National Team member. Following his stint with the California Juniors, Arenz coached for the Colorado Foothills VBC in Denver, Colo. and the Dead Frogs of Kalamazoo, Mich.

He was selected to coach Michigan's inaugural Lakeshore Region High Performance team in the 2005 USAV High Performance National Championships.

Arenz is a 1995 graduate of Long Beach State, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Geography. He also received his Master of Education from National University in 2002.

Arenz and his wife, Noelle, will reside in Houston. The couple has three sons, Jay, and twins, Kai and Christian.

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