Phone: (925) 631-8134
Former Penn State and professional men's volleyball player Kyle Masterson joined the Saint Mary's women's volleyball coaching staff for his first season as an assistant coach in 2017.
Masterson has had an incredible amount of success as a professional men's volleyball player both domestically and abroad. He has played professionally in five different countries since 2010, earning a spot among statistical leaders in multiple categories in every league. He won a league championship and national cup in Denmark in 2013. He also earned medals in Sweden (2011) and Israel (2014) while playing for multiple cups in Finland (2015).
Masterson has also had success as a post-collegiate player at home. Playing in the Premier Volleyball League, Masterson won the league's gold medal with his team in 2014. He also earned three silvers in 2013, '15 and '16. He earned a silver medal in the 2011 USA Volleyball Men's Open and finished fourth in the same tournament a year later.
Masterson also has extensive coaching experience as a club volleyball coach and director. Since 2003 he has worked with the Adversity Volleyball Club in Illinois, acting as everything from nutritionist and strength coordinator to head coach and director of the club. He also worked as the lead training and recruiting coordinator with the 1st Alliance Volleyball Club out of Chicago from 2013-16.
Masterson played his collegiate volleyball at perennial power Penn State from 2003-08, making multiple NCAA Tournament appearances, including the Nittany Lions' national championship in 2008. As a sophomore he led PSU in blocks per game (1.50). As a junior he led the team in attack percentage (.556).
Get To Know Kyle Masterson
Favorite volleyball memory: Winning a gold medal in 2014 in Men's PVL for legendary coach David Deuser.
Favorite holiday: Christmas
What do you love most about Saint Mary's: The environment and family atmosphere.
What do you love most about SMC Volleyball: All the learning that takes place, to make everyone better each and every day.
Favorite food or meal: Protein.
Top-3 Songs: "The Sound of Silence" by Disturbed. "Dream On" Aerosmith. "I Dare You" by Shinedown
Favorite books: Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The Art of Mental Training, You Win In The Locker Room First, Talent Code. Mindset.
Favorite movies: Searching for Bobby Fischer.
Personal hobbies: Spending time with my beautiful wife Melissa, working out, weight lifting. Drinking Coffee. Reading/learning.
Personal motto or favorite quote: If you want to be successful, be so intensely driven people think you are crazy.
One thing everyone should do in their lifetime: Follow their dream wherever it may lead them.
Describe yourself in one word: Staffordized.
1/26/2018 - W. Volleyball
VB | Bible To Be Inducted Into SMC Hall Of Fame
11/29/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Seven Gaels Honored on WCC All-Academic Team
11/21/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Thrilling Five-Set Win Closes 2017
11/18/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Gaels Beat Gonzaga In Five
11/16/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Gaels Start Strong vs. Pilots
11/15/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Final Home Stand, Senior Day Close Out 2017
11/14/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Gaels Sign Talented, Versatile Quartet
11/11/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Gaels Push Tigers To Five Sets
11/09/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Saint Mary's Travels To Pacific
11/04/2017 - W. Volleyball