Ryan Wills begins his second season as a volunteer assistant coach for the UCLA women's volleyball team in 2009.
Wills came to Westwood after spending two seasons as a student assistant coach with the Tulsa women's volleyball squad. With Wills on staff, the Golden Hurricane won their first Conference USA regular-season championship in 2006 and their first C-USA Tournament title and NCAA Tournament bid in 2007. During those two seasons, Tulsa was 54-15, winning 27 matches each year. Wills trained the defensive players and the outside hitters and assisted in film breakdown and scouting of opponents. He also coordinated the video exchange program and assisted with on-campus recruitment.
At the club level, Wills currently coaches with the Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club. He is the assistant coach of the National Champion 17-1 team that won the gold medal in 2009 and the silver medal at the Junior Olympic Open Tournament in 2008. In addition, Wills was the head coach of the 16-2 team at Mizuno Long Beach. He also serves as a personal beach volleyball coach for an AVP pro beach volleyball player and helps direct the beach program for Mizuno Long Beach.
Wills completed his bachelor of science degree in business administration from Tulsa in 2008. While completing his undergraduate work, Wills was a student manager with the Golden Hurricane men's and women's basketball teams. A member of the AVCA and USAV, the Tulsa, Okla. native resides with his wife Evyn in Redondo Beach.