Men's Volleyball Coaching Staff
Brad Keller
Assistant Coach, 2nd year at UCLA (eighth overall)
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach, 2nd year at UCLA (eighth overall)
Alma Mater: Loyola Marymount, '02
Experience: 8 Years
     Brad Keller, a former outside hitter at Loyola Marymount, begins his fourth season at UCLA. With a reputation for building championship-caliber teams, Keller has spent the last 10 seasons on the collegiate level, including helping to lead USC to the 2009 NCAA men’s volleyball title match.
    In his first four seasons at UCLA, Keller has rounded up some of the nation’s best recruiting classes. He was credited with signing the nation’s top recruiting class in 2013 — a group of eight student-athletes, all of whom earned Volleyball Magazine Feb 50 honors. Two, Mitch Stahl and Jackson Bantle, earned 2014 All-MPSF Freshman team honors. 2014's class included Volleyball Magazine’s top-two ranked players. All of the newcomers in the class were included in the nation’s Fab 50 recruits as listed by Volleyball Magazine. JT Hatch went on the be named the MPSF Freshman of the Year. This past November, the Bruins inked another highly ranked class which included top Canadian player, Daenan Gyimah, and Corona del Mar standout Sam Kobrine, who was a training team member of the USA Youth National team.
         During the summer months, Keller was once again active as a coach with the U.S. Junior National team. He helped guide the Youth National Team this past summer to a seventh place finish in the World Championships, which matches the squad's best finish ever in the event. Incoming freshman recruit Micah Ma'a was a starting member of that team. Fellow recruits Dylan Missry and Sam Kobrine were training members of that team. He also helped to guide the Youth National Team at the 2015 FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship. In the summer of 2014, he was on the coaching staff of the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team which defeated Cuba, 25-23, 25-21, 25-20 to win the NORCECA Boys’ Under-19 Continental Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Team USA finished the tournament 4-0 and 12-0 in sets.
             Prior to his appointment at UCLA, Keller served at UConn for the 2011 season working with the Huskies’ women’s volleyball team. Before moving to Storrs, CT, Keller helped guide the UC Irvine men’s team to an 18-11 regular season record, and a No. 3 national ranking. The Anteaters finished sixth nationally in 2011. In 2010, his first season at UCI, the Anteaters finished eighth nationally.
    Before his stint at UC Irvine, Keller served as an assistant coach at USC from 2007-10 with the men’s volleyball team. As the offensive coordinator during the 2009 season, Keller helped guide the Trojans to the NCAA Final, as the Trojans ended the year ranked second nationally in kills and assists as well as fifth in hitting percentage. USC lost 15-12 in the fifth set to UC Irvine. In four seasons with the Trojans, he coached two All-Americans as well as six All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honorees. Keller also helped USC ink some of the best recruiting classes in the nation during his tenure there during 2007 and 2008.
    In addition, Keller has worked in several capacities for USA Volleyball. In 2010 he was an assistant coach with the USA Volleyball Men’s Junior National Team, guiding it to its first gold medal in USA Volleyball history. That fall, Keller helped prepare the U.S. Men’s National Team for the 2010 FIVB World Championship as an advance scout, developing reports for use during World League competition.
    Keller, 36, founded the Bay to Bay Volleyball Club in San Jose, Calif. which is a youth boys’ volleyball club created to serve the needs of the South Bay community. He served as the chief director from 2001-06 and was heavily involved in all aspects of the organization. Bay to Bay has produced more than 75 varsity collegiate athletes in the past 14 years.
    As a student-athlete, Keller played two seasons at Loyola Marymount where he graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing.