On June 26, the University of Guam named Michael Rabago as head coach for the women's volleyball team, according to a press release from the university.
A familiar face on the island's volleyball scene, Rabago boasts an impressive resume. As the head coach for the Guam men's national team since 2014, he has led the men to several medal-finishes in regional competitions and has helped rebuild the program in preparation for the region's biggest competition – the Pacific Games.
As head coach for the Notre Dame High School girls' volleyball team, he has led them to several top four finishes in the interscholastic season and had several athletes crack the high school's all-island list every year since he came on board. As the head coach for the Southern High Dolphins from 1999 to 2009, he grabbed two volleyball titles.
He has reached Level II status as a FIVB coach and finished with two degrees from the University of Guam, a bachelor’s degree in health, physical education, recreation and dance for K-12 and a master’s degree in secondary education. He is currently working on a doctorate of education from Argosy University in Hawaii.
Rabago, who also serves in the Air National Guard as a tech sergeant, is a physical education teacher and athletic director for Inarajan Middle school.
Rabago is also involved with the Guam Volleyball Federation and is in charge of their indoor programs.
His contract with UOG starts on Aug. 1 and he will have open tryouts for the varsity women’s team during the first week of classes at UOG, Aug. 16 and 17.
Information was provided in a press release.