Zach Villarreal
University of Texas at Dallas
Zach Villarreal
Assistant Coach
zvillarr@utdallas.edu
University of Texas at Dallas

Division 3


Zach Villarreal has been a part of the UTD 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.

Villarreals main focus is training the UTD setters. In 2008, he helped setter Niki Calverley become one of the nations 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. Calverley was named an AVCA DIII First Team All-American for her efforts in 2010 as she received numerous ASC, regional, and national recognitions. In 2013, Villarreal was honored by his peers as the AVCA National Assistant Coach of the Year. 

Zach is also involved with youth volleyball in the North Texas Region and is currently a staff member for LoneStar Volleyball Club. He has been at LoneStar going on three seasons and is going to be the LoneStar 16 Red and LoneStar 13 Red Head Coach. Zach has been a coach most recently at Victory Volleyball Club and Texas Image Volleyball Club where he qualified teams for the Girls Junior National Championships.

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 IMPACT and CAP I certified and is a member of the AVCA. He received his Bachelor's (2000) and Master's (2002) Degrees in Kinesiology from Angelo State University.