Prior to Coach Rey’s opportunity at the University of Minnesota, he was the Assistant Volleyball Coach at Georgia Southern University and the Head Volleyball Coach of Georgia Southern University’s Men’s Club Team. He is well known for his hard work, dedication, enthusiasm, and his successful background gives him the ability to create a comfortable, yet professional working environment within a university as well as recruiting. His overall objective is to help a program move towards a common goal of excellence with both the University and the Student-Athletes’ best interests in mind.
Coach Rey fell in love with volleyball as a teenager near Chicago, IL and has returned to his first love after a storied international business career. His business career of ten years has taken him all over the world in search of the next best product to sell via direct marketing. He has interacted with many Fortune 100 companies and has sold millions of products sourced primarily from Asia by direct mail, catalog, infomercial and the Internet.
Throughout his years in business, Coach Rey found solace in coaching volleyball. He would spend his nights and weekends coaching at the junior high school and high school levels as well as Junior Olympic clubs. Coach Rey decided it was time to follow his passion in coaching and make a complete career change to coach collegiately. Since that time, Coach Rey never second-guessed his career change and is excited about the opportunites ahead.