Southern California native Wil Gutierrez returns for his 2nd season at Tstreet, Head Coaching 14-4s and assisting the Tweens program. Wil got his start with volleyball back in 1985, beginning as
an Outside Hitter then transitioning to Setter, playing varsity for 3 years in high school. After
graduation, he went on to play at Pasadena City College for 2 seasons before being invited to play at the
University of La Verne in ‘94. Wil had the privilege of playing for a year before a family loss led to a
significant change in direction.
In 1995, Wil enlisted in the US Army as an Infantryman with the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg – where he
served on active duty for 3 ½ years. After serving, he moved back to California (San Diego), before relocating to Minnesota. From 2008 to 2017, Wil was working, playing/coaching volleyball, and raising his awesome daughter, Maya. In 2017, Wil made his return to California (again), and has landed in Irvine – courtesy of his company, NAMSA, where he is a Project Manager.
Since 1998, Wil has pursued his love of the game as both a player and coach:
Player: Competed in CBVA, AVP, AVPNext, Mexico International (Estero), Motherlode
(Aspen, CO), Waupaca Boatride (Oshkosh, WI), and many other events since 1990 (still going!) USVBA/USAV/NCR Men’s Open/AA/A (1991 – present), Men’s State Masters: Gold 2009-2012 (Minnesota)
Coach: 1991-1992 Head Coach (JV) at Hoover High (Glendale, CA) – boy’s 2000-2002
Asst. Coach at Alliant International University (San Diego, CA) – women’s 2011-2012
Head Coach at The Blake School (Minnesota) – girls Varsity 2012-2016
Head Coach at Vital Volleyball Club (Minnesota) – 15-2 and 16-2 2017-2018
Head Coach at Tstreet Volleyball Club – 14-2s, Volunteer Asst. at Irvine Valley College