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Stein Metzger
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: UCLA, 1996
Experience: 2 Years

Stein Metzger begins his second season with the UCLA women's volleyball staff in 2013 after serving as a volunteer assistant last year. Metzger also just completed his first campaign as UCLA's head sand volleyball coach, which had its inaugural season last spring.

During the 2012 indoor campaign, the Bruins sported a 23-8 record and tied for fourth in the Pac-12 (14-6). UCLA was second in the nation in kills per set (14.76), third in assists per set (13.84) and fifth in hitting percentage (.295), which was also the second-best, single-season total in program history. The Bruins paced all Pac-12 teams in hitting and were second in kps and aps.

Last spring, Metzger started a sand volleyball team just two months after the sport was added to UCLA's athletic program. Under his tutelage, a pair of doubles teams, Meg Norton and Kelly Reeves and Zoë Nightingale and Becca Strehlow, reached the AVCA National Championships, while Reeves was named the program's first All-American.

Metzger returned to his alma mater, having played on the Bruin men's team from 1993-96 and winning three National Championships. Metzger, who was a teammate of current head coach Michael Sealy on the '93 title-winning squad, is second all-time in UCLA history in assists (5,158) and fifth in aces (110).

He went on to win two more National Championships in 1995 and '96, getting named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team both times. Metzger earned AVCA First-Team All-America and ASICS/Volleyball Magazine All-America honors both seasons, while earning AVCA Co-Player of the Year accolades as a team captain during his senior campaign. He was also named to the all-conference team three times, including First Team in '96.

Following his days in Westwood, Metzger competed professionally on the AVP Tour, winning 16 times with partners Kevin Wong (two times), Jake Gibb (four), Mike Lambert (nine) and Mark Williams (one). Metzger was twice a part of the AVP Team of the Year with Gibb ('05) and Lambert ('06), ranking as the Tour's top player both seasons. He earned the Crocs Cup title in 2006.

In 2004, Metzger earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Beach Volleyball team, finishing in fifth with partner Dax Holdren. A year prior, the duo won the silver medal at the 2003 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Metzger also has two international titles to his credit with Wong in 2001 and '02, as well as a Bronze medal at the '01 Goodwill Games.

A 1996 graduate of UCLA with a degree in environmental studies, Metzger was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. Metzger and his wife, Emily, live in Redondo Beach with their daughter, Quinn (3).

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