Kyle Weindel

Kyle Weindel

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SUNSHINE

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kyle weindel

Coach

Team

14 Elite, 16 Westside

sunshine years

4th season at Sunshine

Personal wins

Honored with the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Thirty Under 30 Award

Team Wins

17 Westside Team was crowned 17 American National Champion in Las Vegas

Coaching Years

18 years and counting!

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About kyle

Kyle Weindel was a four-year letterman at Ball State University (BS 2003). He was on the Cardinal team that advanced to the 2002 NCAA Final Four. And was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American team.

From 2003 until 2007 he was the assistant coach for the Asics Munciana Volleyball Club Samuri 18 and Under team, including 14 high school All-Americans, five AVCA All-Americans, one Volleyball Magazine All-American, and three Indiana Player of the Year recipients. He was also the assistant coach for the Ball State men’s volleyball team (2005-2007). In 2007 Kyle began his women’s collegiate coaching career as an assistant at St. Louis University. He moved to Athens, Ohio to take the assistant coaching job at Ohio University in 2008. He was the primary defensive coordinator and worked extensively with the middle blockers. This quickly produced results, the team was #1 in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in blocks in 2008. Their blocking defense was ranked #1 in 2010. During his four seasons the team won three MAC titles and had three NCAA tournament appearances. Kyle was honored with the AVCA Thirty under 30 Award in 2011.

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His first head coaching position came in 2012 at Montana State University. In his first year MSU clinched a spot in the Big Sky Tournament, a first in the last seven years. During his three seasons there, he had two Big Sky All-Conference selections and the 2013 Freshman of the Year. He became an assistant coach at USC in 2015; the Trojans finished the year as Pac-12 Champions. After three years at USC Kyle relocated to accept the associate head coaching position at the University of New Mexico. In March of 2019 he began as the associate director of the Sunshine Volleyball Club. Since 2020 he has been head coach of two teams; in 2021 he coached the 17 Westside team to gold in the American Division at the Junior Nationals. This year he is coaching the 16 Westside and the 14 Elite teams.

Kyle’s coaching philosophy is based on the theory and practice of learning and how the process influences and is influenced by the learners. His approach is to accelerate the culture of volleyball by focusing on the skills the athletes need to become their very best.

He loves the analytics of volleyball; they provide the roadmap for success. Using the roadmap to coach the team is challenging and rewarding, seeing how close you can get your team to the “pot of gold” at the end of the map. Coaching gives him the opportunity to give back to the sport that gave him so much.

Off the court Kyle enjoys history and genealogy research. He also like cooking, watching movies, and listening to vinyl records.

“Many times, I had to dig deep and perform.“

Kyle Weindel of Sunshine Volleyball Club
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