Kolby Kanetake, a former All-American libero at the University of Hawai'I, will join the Cal volleyball program as a volunteer assistant coach during the upcoming season, the school has announced.
"I'm really pleased that we have somebody of Kolby's game experience and youthful enthusiasm joining our staff," said Rich Feller, Cal's head men's volleyball coach. "He was a solid student-athlete at Hawaii and I was very impressed with his desire to get into this field of work."
Kanetake starred at Hawaii from 2013-16, earning two AVCA All-American honors and helping the Rainbow Warriors to the NCAA Championships in 2014. He also earned All-MPSF honors in back-to-back seasons.
"It's kind of been a goal for me, my last year year. I kind of just really thought about what I'm gonna do after, and do be able to jump right into it after college will be a great experience," Kanetake told Hawaii News Now. "I'm really excited."
Kanetake was a two-year captain with the Rainbow Warriors and also coached on the club level in Honolulu.
The Bears begin training camp for the 2016 season on Aug. 9 and open the season at home in the Molten Classic on Aug. 26-27.