Greg Villareal returned to Barry as a volunteer assistant coach in 2012.
Villareal also serves as the boys’ head volleyball coach at Miami Columbus High. His 2012 team went 25-5, advancing to the state semifinals before bowing out to eventual state champ Orlando Bishop Moore. Five players from that team received All-Miami Dade County honors. Prior to taking over as the varsity coach in 2011, Villareal was the junior varsity coach for two years. His 2010 team went 21-0.
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.
He also served as an assistant coach on the 2011 and 2012 Team Florida High Performance Boys’ Program, the 2010 and 2011 Dade County North All-Star Team head coach and the 2008 Dade County North All-Star boys volleyball assistant coach. He has also worked volleyball instructional camps. 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.
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 and pitcher in baseball.
He teaches biology, astronomy, care and prevention of athletic injuries, and sport management classes at Columbus High.
Villareal received a bachelor of science degree in athletic training from Barry University in 2004. He earned his master's degree in sport administration from the University of New Mexico in 2006.