Director of Coaching

A 25 volleyball coaching veteran, Pat Stangle recently wrapped up a stint at UTSA, where he was responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing the team’s offensive and defensive systems.  In addition, he trained the team’s setters and outside hitters.

During his four seasons with the program, the Roadrunners won the Conference USA (CUSA) regular season title twice and finished second once.  The 2013 team also won the CUSA tournament and advanced to the NCAA tournament.  In addition, the Roadrunners defeated opponents from the Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12, ACC and SEC conferences.

Under his guidance, McKenzie Adams (Outside Hitter), Dajana Boskovic (Outside Hitter) and Jessica Waldrop (Setter) all achieved All American status.  In 2013, Adams was also named CUSA Player of the Year and Waldrip chosen as the league’s best setter.

Stangle came to the Alamo City from Washington State, where he served as assistant coach for two seasons and helped the Cougars transition from the Pac-10 to the Pac-12.

He previously was the head coach at Wyoming for four years from 2004-07. Stangle won 50 matches during his tenure, including 26 in Mountain West Conference (MWC) play. Rachel Smith was named the 2004 MWC Co-Freshman of the Year and she went on to earn first-team all-league honors her final two campaigns.  His first three seasons in Laramie saw the Cowgirl Volleyball program reach new heights in Mountain West Conference, finishing higher, and with more wins, than any previous team in the programs history.

Prior to Wyoming, Stangle served as the top assistant at Washington for the 2002 and 2003 seasons, helping the Huskies return to glory and reach the Elite 8 of the NCAA tournament in 2003.  The core of the 2005 NCAA Volleyball National Championship team was recruited by Stangle, including fellow Hill Country Volleyball coach, Danka Danicic and current Arizona State head coach, Sanja Tomasevic.

He also was the head coach at Seward County (Kan.) Community College from 1997-2001 where led the Lady Saints to 225 victories, a pair of Jayhawk Conference Championships, three consecutive NJCAA Region VI titles (1999-2001) and three appearances at the NJCAA Championship Tournament.

He began his coaching career at Central Christian College (Kan.) and led the program to its first two regional tournament appearances in program history.

In all, Stangle has coached and/or recruited 16 players who have achieved a total of 24 Collegiate All American awards.

For his efforts, Stangle was inducted into the NJCAA Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Seward County Community College Hall of Fame in 2014.

Stangle was also involved with Alamo Volleyball Association from 2009-2016, coaching numerous teams from ages 12-18.

The Spokane, Wash., native earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Hardin-Simmons University and an MBA from UTSA.  While at Hardin-Simmons, Stangle played Middle Blocker on a Cowboys team that participated in the NCAA Division 1 Midwest Regional Championships.

Stangle is married to San Antonio native, Churchill High School and Baylor graduate, the former Melissa Peterson, and the couple has three children, Casey, Haley and Doak.