Austin Matautia

Austin Matautia

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SUNSHINE

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Super Austin

Austin Matautia

Coach

Player Experience

  • High school All American 2015, 2016
  • #4 recruit of the 2016 class
  • U21 USA mens junior national team member 2016, 2017
  • Collegiate National Team member 2019
  • World University games team member 2019
  • Played 2 seasons at University of Hawaii
  • Played 3 seasons at UCLA
  • Played professionally in The Netherlands and Slovenia

Coaching Experience

  • Assistant coach A’oaKoa boys 12s 2016-2017
  • Assistant coach A’oaKoa boys 16s 2017
  • Assistant coach Pac6 boys 16s 2018-2019
  • Assistant coach Rockstar boys 16s 2018-2019, 2022
  • Assistant coach Rockstar boys 15s
    2019-2020
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About Austin

Austin Matuatia began playing volleyball at the age of six and never stopped. He was a four-year varsity letterman at Moanalua High School in Honolulu, HI. He led his team to third place in the Hawaii High School Athletic State Tournament three years in a row; his senior year they finished second. He was the only public high school player named to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Fab 15 four times.

In 2015 and 2016 he was named a High School All-American. Austin was an HHSAA/Enterprise Hall of Honor inductee in 2016 and was the #4 recruit in the Class of 2016. He was also playing club volleyball, playing for A’oaKoa, Hawaii Elite Southside, Ku’ikahi, and the Ka Ulukoa volleyball clubs. While with the Ka Ulukoa VBC his team won the gold at the JOs twice, (15s and 16s Club Division) and he was named MVP both years.

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He was recruited by the University of Hawaii and played two seasons there; he was named to the Outriggers All-Tournament team. In 2016 and 2017 he was on the U21 USA Men’s Junior National Team. His team won the gold medal at the NORCECA Championships in 2016. Austin transferred to UCLA where he played three seasons (2019-2021). In 2019 he was a member of both the Collegiate National Team and the World University Games Team. After graduating from UCLA in 2021 with a degree in Sociology Austin continued his volleyball career, playing professionally in The Netherlands and Slovenia.

He has been coaching boys club volleyball since 2016 for three volleyball clubs in Hawaii and California. 2022 is his first season coaching for the Sunshine Volleyball Club; he is the Assistant Coach for the 18 LA team and the Head Coach for 14 Excel. Austin’s coaching philosophy is “if you don’t believe in yourself, nobody will”. He loves getting to share his passion for volleyball with the players who are the future of the sport. Austin has a true volleyball family, his parents met in Germany while playing volleyball and his sister, Gabby, also played D1 volleyball. When not playing volleyball, he enjoys trying new sports and competitive gaming. He has a Boxer/German Shepard/Pit mix named Cleo.

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