Rey Castillo is in his fourth season as an assistant coach on the Calvin Women’s Volleyball under Amber Warners after being hired in the Spring of 2013. Castillo was instrumental in helping Calvin Knights to its second national championships in the same year. His second year, he helped Calvin to MIAA Tournament Champion and NCAA Division III national semifinal runs. During his two years, he primarily focused on player development and technical aspects of the game.
A Filipino native, Rey Castillo learned how to play volleyball at a young age in the streets of Manila where pick-up games became inter-city league. In 2010, he founded Impact Dynamic Training and has served as Club Director and owner ever since its inception. He has been coaching volleyball for over 20 years, and has built Impact Dynamic Volleyball program into a respected volleyball club in Michigan. Castillo has been very active in building and developing youth volleyball in West Michigan.
From 2001-2010 Castillo’s years of high school coaching continued at the freshmen and junior varsity level. And from 1995 – 2001, he coached the varsity girls volleyball team at Holland High School where he led the Lady Dutch to their first MHSAA District crown. In the mid 90’s, he was part of the coaching staff at Hope College women’s volleyball program under Maureen Odland-Dunn. In his tenure at Hope College, he helped the flying Dutch to multiple NCAA Division III Tournament appearances.
In 1988, while in high school, he played USVBA Junior Olympic in Minnesota. His passion for the game continued as he went on to play men’s club volleyball at Grand Valley State University and received the team’s Most Valuable Player award. Castillo also spent 14 years playing USVBA men’s volleyball and he competed all over United States and Canada. Rey and his wife Grace have 3 children: Keilahna, Dominik and Keyden.