Zach Villarreal is returning to Victory this next club season in a training and mentoring position. Zach has qualified teams for the Girls Junior National Championships with Victory and Texas Image Volleyball Clubs in the past.
He has been a part of the University of Texas at Dallas volleyball program since its inception in 2004. In 14 years as an assistant coach to Marci Allison, Villarreal has been a crucial part of the program's success, which has included four American Southwest Conference championships and five trips to the NCAA Division III National Tournament.
Villarreal’s main focus is training the UTD setters. In 2008, he helped setter Niki Calverley become one of the nation’s statistical leaders in assists as she finished the year second in the nation in assists per set. In 2009, Calverley became the first UTD volleyball player to become an All-American as she was named to the AVCA DIII Third Team. He then mentored setter Kayla Jordan, who was tabbed the 2015 ASC East Player of the Year, and closed out her career with more than 5,000 assists. In 2013, Villarreal was honored by his peers as the AVCA National Assistant Coach of the Year.
He has been the UTD Summer Volleyball Camp Director since 2005. He has also run team camps for various high schools as well as clinics for local club teams. Zach has also been a staff member as an on court coach for Dallas Premier Volleyball Camps, Illinois State Volleyball Camp, University of Illinois Volleyball Camp, and Angelo State University Volleyball Camp.
Zach is a member of the AVCA. He received his Bachelor's (2000) and Master's (2002) Degrees in Kinesiology from Angelo State University.