Rick Wootten-Smith

Rick is our Director of Programming & Recruiting and our 15-1 Head Coach for the 2024 Season. Rick grew up in Florida & Michigan, but has also lived in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. He started playing volleyball in college at the University of Exeter in England. In his senior year, he captained his program to finishing 3rd overall in the UK, with the men’s team finishing 7th and the women’s team taking 3rd in 2014 at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Volleyball Championships in Edinburgh Scotland. In 2017, he won the AVCA Thirty-Under-30 High School Coach award. Rick has previously coached at Brandon High School, Oxford High School and spent 3 years as a DI Assistant Coach at  Oakland University.