Leon Blazer is in his first season at UC Santa Barbara.
He joined the Gauchos after three successful seasons at Western Oregon University where he served under legendary head coach Brad Saindon, who was the Australian team's Olympic coach. Previously, he worked with Bill Neville, who served as the Canadian team's Olympic coach.
Blazer, a native of Auburn, Wash., will be responsible for working with UCSB's middle blockers and the team's blocking. He will also serve as the director of video analysis.
He played two seasons of club volleyball for Western Washington University.