Jimmy Munoz Named Assistant Volleyball Coach
Release: Thursday 02/14/2012 
by BradleyBraves.com

PEORIA, Ill. -- Jimmy Munoz has joined the Bradley Volleyball program as an assistant coach, announced by second-year head coach Jenny Maurer Tuesday.  Munoz joins the Braves after spending the previous year as head coach at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore.

A 2005 graduate of Cal State Long Beach, Munoz boasts nine years of coaching experience at the prep and junior college levels; in addition to 11 years of coaching at the club level.

In his only season at Umpqua, Munoz led the Riverhawks to a 19-25 overall record in 2011 after inheriting a squad which went 7-33 in 2010. 

"Jimmy is a proven winner, having turned around programs at the high school, club and junior college levels, and we believe his experience will complement our coaching staff quite well," said Maurer.  "Growing up in southern California, a hotbed for volleyball, Jimmy took advantage of being mentored by some of the best in our sport including Alan Knipe (USA Men's National Team Head Coach). We are excited to add his knowledge of the game, contagious energy and competitive personality to our volleyball program at Bradley University as we continue to strive towards excellence in both the Missouri Valley Conference and on the national stage."

A California native, Munoz coached at the prep level for eight years in his home state; including seven seasons as a head coach.  A Mater Dei High School graduate, he served as girl's volleyball head coach from 2007-10 and also coached the boy's team for his final two years at his alma mater. 

The 2009 conference coach of the year, he led the boy's squad to the 2009 CIF Division 2 State Championship and a combined 46-22 record.  As girl's coach he helped the Monarchs to a CIF quarterfinal appearance in his first season with the team. 

Munoz took over the volleyball teams at Mater Dei after spending the four previous years at Los Alamitos High School.  He joined the team as an assistant coach in 2003 and spent his final three seasons as head coach, leading the team to a 95-14 record.  A three-time coach of the year selection, Munoz led the Griffins to two Division 1 state titles and two Division 1 CIF championships during his three years as head coach.

At the club level, he led the Golden West Volleyball Club to silver medal finishes at the Junior Olympics Club Division in 2005 and 2006.  In 2001 his LBC Volleyball Club earned a bronze medal at the Junior Olympics Open Division.  

Munoz recently earned his master's degree in education from National University.


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