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Angela Rock brings a wealth of both playing and coaching experience to Southwestern College. Coach Rock graduated and played at San Diego State University where she participated on two NCAA Final Four Volleyball teams in 1981 and 1982. Angela has the SDSU single season Kill record and received First Team All American honors and SDSU MVP in 1984 on the Aztecs Women’s NCAA Volleyball Team. In recognition for her outstanding play, Rock was honored and inducted into the SDSU Hall of Fame in 1991 and was also inducted into the Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2008. Rock then went on to earn her M.S. in Education from National University and M.S. in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific.
As a player on the United States National Team for five years Rock earned USA Volleyball’s most prestigious award, Most Valuable Player, in 1985. She also participated in the 1986 Goodwill Games and World Championships, the 1987 Pan American Games where the USA won a silver medal, and most notably, the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea where the Americans placed seventh.
As a beach volleyball professional from 1987 to 2000, Rock was a major force on both the Women’s Professional Volleyball Association (WPVA) and Federation de International Volleyball (FIVB) and AVP tours. She ranks among top 10 in USA career earnings and she won 27 events, including 12 titles in 1991 when she was voted the tour’s Best Hitter. Rock also participated in the 1992 Almeria Spain Olympic Beach Exhibition Volleyball games where she earned a Silver Medal.
Rock’s coaching career is as impressive both as an indoor coach and a beach volleyball coach. Prior to coming to Southwestern Rock was the Assistant Coach at UC Santa Barbara and Head Coach at Alaska-Fairbanks, a Division II college, where she set a school record for Pacific-West Conference victories.
On the professional beach tour she coached several top three teams and also coached the team of Reno/McPeak in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. In her first two seasons as a Jaguar she took her team from last place to top three finishes in the PCAC Conference and continues to develop local talent.
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Tyler started his volleyball career at Hilltop High School leading his team to a 2004 and 2005 South Bay Championship and 2006 South Bay Runner-up as a the starting setter in his junior and senior years. He was named first team All-South Bay as well as being awarded 1st team SDSCIF Division II for the 2005 and 2006 seasons. He then moved on to play on the nationally ranked Cal Poly SLO club volleyball team and helped his team achieve a second place finish in the NIRSA Club Volleyball Championships in 2007.
In 2009 he moved back home from SLO and began coaching at his high school alma mater and is now the Head Varsity Coach for the Boys’ Volleyball program at Hilltop High School. He is receiving his BA in Geography from SDSU in the spring and currently enjoys playing in tournaments and leagues across the border and is always looking to gain further knowledge of the game. “I’m excited to have a coach with Tyler’s experience working with me this year and his understanding of the game will be a great asset to our program” Coach Rock.