Meet Coach Owen:
“Dynamic skills are not the result of perfect fundamentals but rather understanding proven patterns and improvising intelligently.”
-Owen Monroy, Oxygen Rally Founder
Owen’s coaching experience includes roles at Cal Berkeley, Illinios, Saint Mary’s, and Penn State. His mentors are an a-list of volleyball legends including Russ Rose, Mike & Patty Dodd, Carl McGown, Rob Browning, and Kevin Hambly. During Monroy’s time coaching in the NCAA he worked in the PAC12, Big10, and WCC as an assistant coach for both beach and indoor programs.
“Owen’s handle on skill instruction and drill development is clearly a major strength. His feel for match preparation in scouting, and match adjustments were areas that I relied on during Owen’s time with our program.”
- Russ Rose, PSU Women’s Volleyball Head Coach, Winningest Coach in NCAA Division I History
With a specialty in skill and mindset development, Monroy engages players in the learning process by asking specific questions and building an athletes awareness. Having managed recruiting for multiple college programs Owen understands the process from both sides and encourages his athletes to communicate with college coaches in ways that give them the best opportunity for a successful career as a student-athlete.
“Owen is a remarkable teacher, tactician, administrator, and most importantly he is outstanding with people and relationships. His diverse experience and skill set fully equip him for the demands of leading and developing a successful program. Not only can Owen identify talent, but people are drawn to him because of his top-notch character and personality. I strongly recommend him as a head or assistant coach in Division I volleyball."
- Rob Browning, SMC Women’s Volleyball Head Coach, 4x Olympic Coach
Outside volleyball Owen is performance coach who assists in lifestyle design and fitness. His Oxygen Rally training studio focuses on metabolism and cardio fitness using progressive wellness technology. Owen resides in Danville, CA with his girlfriend Alex and rescue pup Rafa.
Cal Berkeley Women’s Beach Volleyball, Assistant Coach, 2016-17
University of Illinois Women’s Volleyball, NCAA Quarterfinals, Assistant Coach 2015-16
Saint Mary’s College Women’s Beach & Indoor Volleyball, Assistant Coach 2013 -14
Penn State University Women’s Volleyball, NCAA Semi-Finals, Volunteer Assistant 2012
Westminster College Women’s Volleyball, 2010 - 2012
Messiah College Men’s Volleyball, NCIF National Champion, Associate Head Coach, 2013
Utah Unity Professional Team, Assistant Coach, 2012
USA Volleyball High Performance Beach & Indoor Programs, Head Coach 2009 - 11
Club Coaching: NorCal (17s), High Country (18s, 16s), EVBA (14 Boys), CAVA (V & JV)
Playing Career: 2008 NIRSA D2 National Champion, 3 MAC Conference Titles, 1st Team All-Conference Selection