|High School:||Mansfield Timberview HS|
Cruz spent that past two seasons with the LSU beach volleyball team and helped the squad to be one of the top beach programs in the country. Most recently, Cruz helped coach the Tigers to a No. 7 seed in the NCAA Championships, the second consecutive season the Tigers earned a trip to the big dance. The Tigers finished both years ranked sixth in the nation.
Prior to working with the beach program, Cruz spent two seasons with the Louisiana-Lafayette volleyball program, where he was the lead for all video analysis and exchange, helping develop passers and outside hitters.
Cruz is very familiar with the LSU indoor volleyball team and Coach Flory as he served as a manager and video coordinator for seven years (2008-2014). During his time in that roll, Cruz was responsible for equipment organization, match and practice video breakdown, as well as practice organization.
During that time, he saw the Tigers tally four SEC West Division titles, five NCAA Tournament berths and the 2009 SEC regular season championship.
As a player-coach for the LSU men’s club volleyball team, Cruz helped guide the team to its first-ever appearance in the NCVF Collegiate Club National Tournament and earned all-conference honors his final season.
Cruz received his bachelor’s of science degree in sports administration, with a minor in business, from LSU in May 2013 and obtained a master’s degree in human resources and leadership development in May 2015.