Rofer helped lead Bruins to 22-8 record and 5th place finish in the MPSF
Former Bruin assistant coach and player succumbs at 54.
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Men's Volleyball vs. Pepperdine; UCLA 3, Pepperdine 0; March 16, 2012
Recognized as the 2012 AVCA Assistant Coach of the Year, Brian Rofer completed his 22nd year as a member of Al Scates' staff in June.
In his three decades at UCLA, Rofer recruited 27 players who earned NCAA All-Tournament honors, 36 players who earned AVCA All-America honors and 77 all-conference players.
Under Rofer, the Bruins' recruiting efforts netted some of the top high school players in the nation, including Erik Sullivan, John Speraw, Jeff Nygaard, Stein Metzger, Kevin Wong, Paul Nihipali, Fred Robins, Tom Stillwell, Danny Farmer, Brandon Taliaferro, Adam Naeve, Mark Williams, Matt Komer, Scott Morrow, Jonathan Acosta, Steve Klosterman, Tony Ker, Thomas Amberg, Kyle Caldwell and Weston Dunlap. Many of these players were instrumental in the Bruins advancing to 10 NCAA finals and winning six national championships since 1993.
A member of the 1979 NCAA title team that was 29-0, Rofer lettered for Scates from 1978-80 as a middle blocker. He played with former UCLA All-Americans Sinjin Smith, Peter Ehrman, Steve Salmons, and Karch Kiraly among others.
In 1990, Rofer served as the head boys' volleyball coach at Edison High School and led the Chargers to a runner-up finish in the CIF 4A championship. He was named Orange County Coach of the Year.
At Fountain Valley High School, where he graduated in 1977, Rofer lettered three years in volleyball as a middle blocker and once in basketball. In volleyball he earned All-CIF and All-State honors as a senior and helped lead his team to the CIF 4A quarterfinals.
Rofer, who graduated with a degree in Psychology, resides in Angeleno Heights, a historic Los Angeles neighborhood. Recently, he wrote a children's book, "I Know the Monster is Real," available for purchase in the UCLA Student Store. Brian has one son.
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