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Zach Weinberg
Zach  Weinberg

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Ohio '12


08/02/2016

Rebels To Play Two Tune-Up Matches Before Start Of Season

UNLV volleyball will hold its alumnae match on Aug. 13 and its Scarlet & Gray Scrimmage one week later.

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Zach Weinberg enters his second season as an assistant coach on the volleyball staff at UNLV. Weinberg served as a graduate coach at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., for two years prior to his move to Las Vegas.

In his first year at UNLV the team won 24 matches and earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the second round after its 3-1, upset win over then-No. 22 Utah.

In all, the 2016 squad's 24 victories tied for the second-most in program history. The year began with a perfect 11-0 record that concluded with a 12-2 nonconference mark and .857 winning percentage - all of which were program bests. The team's winning did not go unrecognized, as it received votes in seven straight AVCA Top-25 polls during the season as well as in the final poll of the year. In Mountain West play, the team went 12-6 and finished third overall.

At NSU, Weinberg helped the Demons to a total of 23 wins, a Southland Conference championship and the program's first NCAA Tournament berth. In 2014, the squad won 16 games, five of which spanned the end of the regular season (two wins) and continued through the Southland Conference Tournament (three wins). The 2014 campaign came to an end in the first round of NCAA play against No. 2 national-seed Texas.

Weinberg's primary responsibilities at NSU were assisting head coach Sean Kiracofe, a former UNLV assistant coach, with training of setters and defensive specialists as well as off-the-court duties, such as: handling team travel, recruiting, scouting and film breakdown and exchange.

In April 2015, Weinberg became the head coach of the Maccabi USA Women's Youth and Open Women's Beach Volleyball team, a national team comprised of Jewish athletes. Last summer, he led the team to a pair of gold medals at the Pan-American Maccabi Games in Santiago, Chile.

The Voorhees, N.J., native began his coaching career at Ohio University with a three-year stint (Sept. 2009 to March 2012) as a student assistant coach after he initially served as a student manager (Dec. 2008 to Sept. 2009). In this stretch, the Bobcats won three MAC Tournament titles en route to three NCAA postseason trips.

Additionally, he acted as president, head coach and captain of the Ohio men's volleyball club team (Sept. 2008 to March 2012) and coached the ALETA Aces, an advanced training club team in the southeastern portion of the Buckeye State for one year.

Weinberg was tabbed the head coach at Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, N.J., for a five-month term (Aug.-Dec. 2013). The Fighting Irish finished the year -- its second in program history -- with nine wins, eight more than in its inaugural campaign. The team claimed second place in its division with a 5-3 mark that helped it earn a berth in the New Jersey Non-Public State Tournament.

He earned his undergraduate degree in sport management from Ohio University in 2012, and received his master's degree in health and human performance with a concentration in sport administration three years later from Northwestern State.

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