Vince Devany started his second stint as an assistant coach with the Gauchos in April 2015. He previously served as the second assistant coach on the 2013 Gaucho squad, helping groom then-freshman setter Jonah Seif into an All-American.
He left the program after the 2013 campaign to play professionally overseas. He spent two seasons in Belgium before spending one season in France. For the 2015 season, Devany led the French Ligue Nationale de Volley (LNV) in setting efficiency while starring for Cambrai Volleyball Club.
Devany, a UCSB alum, was a three-year starter for the Gauchos, playing from 2008-2011. Over his four-year UCSB career, Devany amassed 4,625 assists, the third most in school history. His junior year campaign of 1,551 assists is a program record in the rally scoring era (since 2001), while his 1,362 helpers as a senior are the most of any player in collegiate volleyball since the NCAA moved to 25-point games in 2011.
Vince was the starting setter for the 2011 squad that advanced to the NCAA Final Four held in University Park, Pa. Devany, a deft ball-handler, recorded 86 assists over two matches in the NCAA tournament, ultimately falling short in a heart-wrenching five-game loss in the championship to Ohio State.
As a coach, Devany will share his volleyball acumen with the team's setters, as well as assisting with administrative duties.