Ryan Parker is entering his second season as an assistant coach at Utah State after serving in the same capacity at Wichita State during the 2002 and 2003 seasons.
Prior to his position at Wichita State, Parker spent three years as a volunteer assistant at Cal State Bakersfield. During that time, he also coached the Bakersfield Select Volleyball Club for three seasons and the Bakersfield Club Jamba Muzino for one season.
"I am very excited to be a part of Utah State volleyball," said Parker when he was hired. "I am looking forward to working with the staff and helping to continue the success of the program."
In addition, Parker has been a successful coach at the high school level, leading Liberty and Garces High School varsity teams in California to consecutive Central Section Valley Championships in 2000 and 2001, respectively. He was named the Coach of the Year in 2001 by Kern County High School. Parker began his coaching career with a four-year stint at East Bakersfield High School from 1996-99.
Parker attended American River College in Sacramento, Calif., where he lettered two seasons playing outside hitter on the men's volleyball team from 1994-95 for head coach Matt Torrez. He then transferred to Cal State Bakersfield and earned a bachelor's degree in physical education in 2000.
A native of Las Vegas, Nev., Parker attended Chaparral High School where he was a three-sport standout in soccer, basketball and volleyball. He is the son of Bob and Mary Jo Parker.