Kylin Muñoz has been promoted to assistant coach of Minnesota volleyball, head coach Keegan Cook announced on Monday.
Muñoz, who has been working as the team’s volunteer assistant since Jan. 1, 2023, had spent the past two seasons at Loyola Marymount University.
“We’re thrilled to elevate Kylin to her new full-time assistant coach position,” said Cook. “Since joining the program, she has been integral in building player relationships, developing our culture and teaching our defensive systems. This expanded role will substantially benefit our student-athletes.”
During her time at LMU, the Lady Lions went 35-21 (21-15 WCC). LMU went 18-10 (13-5 WCC) in 2022, making the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2018. Muñoz helped coach and develop six players who made the All-WCC teams, including Kari Geissberger, an AVCA All-America honorable mention last fall.
“I am grateful to Mark Coyle, Julie Manning and Keegan Cook for their continual support of women’s volleyball and creating this position,” said Muñoz. “This group of women already mean a lot to me and I’m grateful to continue working with them. They have quickly become family and have made my transition to Minnesota easy. I’m excited to get to work for the season!”
Prior to her time at LMU, she was associate head coach at Utah Valley University. While at UVU, Muñoz served as the recruiting coordinator and recruited Utah’s 2020 Gatorade Player of the Year. She helped the Wolverines to their first NCAA Tournament in program history during the spring of 2021. Muñoz was the program’s assistant coach from 2018-2020 and before that was the program’s director of volleyball operations in 2017.
Muñoz coached seven all-conference athletes, which includes the 2018 WAC Freshman of the Year. She also led the Wolverines to their first national postseason appearance in program history in 2018, when the team went to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship.
Prior to her career in coaching, Muñoz was a four-year letter winner for the Washington Huskies and a four-time PAC-12 All-Academic honoree. She also led the team to four NCAA appearances, including one trip to the Final Four.
After graduating from the University of Washington, Muñoz spent time with the Women’s U.S. National Team, and played professionally overseas in Hamburg, Germany from 2014-15.
(info courtesy of Gopher Sports)