Head Coach Allan Vince

As Allan Vince looks back on his first three years as the women's volleyball head coach, he sees a program that has made great strides in its pursuit of national prominence.  Yet, he realizes that the Mustangs have a ways to go before they are recognized as perennial postseason contenders, a place where he wants the program to be known.

If the first two years are an indication of what kind of progress the squad is making toward that goal, then the future is very promising.  Taking a program on the upswing in 2014, Vince, in his first collegiate head coaching gig, guided the Mustangs to a fourth-place finish in the GSAC, going 9-7  in conference play and 19-12 overall.  Last year, the Mustangs went one better, literally, going 20-10 overall and 11-5 in the GSAC where they used a season-ending upset of Westmont to finish in a third-place tie with the Warriors. 

Vince is on the right track and it hasn't been done in a vacuum.  Rather, it has been built on a foundation of a playing career that reached the heights of collegiate championship contention and international professional play, and making his way up through the coaching ranks at multiple levels.

Prior to coming to TMU, Coach Vince served for three seasons as the assistant men's volleyball coach at California Baptist University. He joined head coach Wes Schneider's staff after having served as the interim head coach for CBU during the 2012 season.

Vince played three seasons for legendary coach Al Scates at UCLA and helped lead the team to a second-place NCAA National Championship finish in 2005. Vince was an all-conference selection and also earned the distinction of not missing a single practice or game during his time at UCLA.

After graduating from UCLA, Vince joined the USA Men's National Team, training under Olympic gold medalist coach Hugh McCutcheon. Along with his involvement on the men's national team, Vince competed in professional leagues overseas in Latvia (Riga Lase-R 2008), Argentina (Rosario Sonder 2007) and Puerto Rico (Mayaguez 2006). Vince was a member of the AVP (Professional Beach Volleyball Association) from 2006-2007.

Vince served as head coach for the San Marino High School girl's volleyball team for three seasons. He has also been an instructor in Al Scates' UCLA Bruin Volleyball Camp since 2003.

In 2004-2005, Vince served as an assistant coach at Grace Brethren High School and helped lead the Lancers to their first CIF title. He also coached at his alma mater, South Pasadena High School (2005-08), where he is a member of the school's Hall of Fame. There he helped lead the team to three consecutive league titles and a second-place finish in the CIF Playoffs.

He coached at Pasadena City College in 2006 and co-directed the Formula One volleyball club in Pasadena from 2008-11.

He is also involved with "Athletes in Action," having joined a semi-professional volleyball team on a trip to Brazil in the summer of 2010.

In the summer of 2013, Vince served as first assistant on the U.S. Men's National Volleyball team for the Pan-American Games held in Mexico City, Mexico.