Ren Cefra came to Temple as an assistant coach for the Owls in 2015. Cefra brings a broad range of experience to Temple, with stops at NCAA DI, DII, club and prep programs.

In 2016, Cefra helped lead the team to their third-straight 20-win season. The Owls finished 22-8 overall with a 15-5 record in American Athletic Conference play. For the third-straight season, Temple defeated every opponent in The American, at least once during the year, including road wins over SMU and Cincinnati. The Owls also captured the 2016 Philadelphia Big 5 title.

Cefra’s first season as an Owl saw the 2015 squad record a 24-8 overall record, including a 15-5 mark in the American Athletic Conference. The Owls finished alone in second in the conference, having defeated each conference opponent at least once during the season, while also recording seven-straight wins to close the season. The 2015 squad tied the 2014 team for wins, the program’s best record since 2002.

Before Temple, Cefra served as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Minot State. Prior to his brief stint with the Beavers, he spent a year as the director of volleyball operations for the University of Nevada.

Cefra spent two years as a volunteer assistant for St. John’s University, helping to guide the Red Storm to three All-Big East team selections in his time there. He was also a part of the team’s 2012 Big East Tournament appearance.

Before coming east, Cefra was the assistant coach for Chaminade University in Honolulu from 2008 to 2010. He also served as an assistant coach for the Asics Rainbows, helping the U-14 club to a first-place finish at the 2012 Southern California Qualifier and a third-place finish at the 2012 Junior National Championships.

A native of Honolulu, Cefra holds a degree in justice administration from the University of Hawai’i-West Oahu.