Volunteer Assistant Coach
Greg Villareal returns to Barry as a volunteer assistant coach in 2013 for his second year with the Bucs.
In the summer of 2013, Villareal was an assistant coach for Team Florida Wave men's professional team, which won the Premier Volleyball League's inaugural National Championship in Reno, NV and the USA Volleyball Men’s Open National Championship in Louisville, KY.
Villareal also serves as the boys’ head volleyball coach at Christopher Columbus High School (Miami). His 2012 team went 25-5, advancing to the state semifinals. His teams have won 2 undefeated district championships and 2 Greater Miami Athletic Conference championships. Players from his program have earned various honors during their playing careers at CCHS: one All-State selection, 21 All-Dade selections, and 8 Senior Dade County All-Stars. Prior to taking over as the varsity coach in 2011, Villareal was the junior varsity coach for two years, with his 2010 team going undefeated at 21-0. His overall records as a head coach at CCHS are 67-17 (varsity) and 54-4 (JV).
He has served as an assistant coach with the Team Florida High Performance Boys’ Program for the past 3 years; winning the first ever boys’ medal for the Florida Region, with a 3rd place bronze medal finish in the Boys’ International Youth division at the 2013 HP Championships. He has also coached in the Dade County North All-Star match on three separate occasions; twice as a head coach (2011 and 2012) and once as an assistant (2008).
From 2009-11, he coached the Our Lady of Lourdes girls’ program, capturing a district title and district runner-up finish. It was the program’s first district title in eight years. His team also advanced to the regional semifinals, the school’s best finish in 13 years at the respective time.
Villareal was the founder of Barry men’s volleyball club. He was a student athletic trainer for one of the women’s teams NCAA National Championships. He also served as a certified athletic trainer for the University of New Mexico’s volleyball and women’s soccer teams while pursuing a master’s degree. He has also worked as an athletic trainer with the San Diego Chargers, ESPN Summer and Winter X Games, Red Bull Divide and Conquer, CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer events, Albuquerque Asylum and Albuquerque Storm soccer and Volvo World Yacht regattas.
He played five years of high school sports, including one at Espanola Valley High while in the eighth grade. Villareal spent the next four years at McCurdy High, lettering in football, basketball, baseball and track. He was an Albuquerque Journal First-Team All-State selection in baseball. Villareal was the Santa Fe New Mexican Player of the Year, and competed in the North/South All-Star Game. His team finished third in the state after capturing its first district and regional titles. He received First Team All-District honors as a wide receiver in football, guard in basketball, and center fielder/pitcher in baseball.
He currently teaches biology, astronomy, care and prevention of athletic injuries, and sport management classes at Christopher Columbus High School.
Villareal received a B.S. in Athletic Training from Barry University in 2004. He earned his M.S. in P.E./Sport Administration from the University of New Mexico in 2006. In 2010, Villareal was named a finalist for the PowerBar Coach of the Year. He is certified through USA Volleyball’s IMPACT and CAP I programs.