Ronald Szotak began on the coaching staff of the women’s volleyball team in 2008 as an assistant coach. During his first season as an assistant, Ron was named the Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year. Ron’s coaching talents enabled the Lady Owls to their first New Jersey Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Championship in 2010.
The following year, Ron took the reins of the volleyball team as the head coach. With much perseverance, the 2013 women’s volleyball team completed the season with an incredible record of 12-4. Once again the team was named GSAC Champions.
Ron first started his tenure at Union as a student-athlete of the golf team. During the 1997 season the golf team was named the NJCAA Region XIX Conference Champions. Ron achieved in the classroom too earning the Student Scholar Athlete award at Union County College.
At Union, he majored in liberal studies and then transferred to Montclair State and majored in psychology. He resides in Union and his fiancé, Stefanie Vargas, who is also an alum of Union County College, class of 2008.