Coach Ayin enters his ninth season as head volleyball coach for the Falcons. He took a struggling program of only six remaining players back in 2004, and he has turned it into a conference championship team that has 32 women in the program. He was also responsible for the reemergence of the junior varsity program at Friends University and has been the biggest junior varsity program in the KCAC for the past four years. Now that Coach Ayin has achieved his initial goal of getting the program to qualify for the national tournament, he has new goals, and new expectations. He wants his program to learn how to build on the tradition of success they started in the last three years and to strive to be a championship team every single year, one in which "Tradition Never Graduates."
Prior to accepting this position at Friends University, Coach Ayin spent two seasons as an assistant men's volleyball coach at Newman University. He was also the recruiting coordinator. In his last year as assistant at Newman, he helped lead them to the NAIA national title game in which they hosted and finished as national runner up.
Before pursuing his coaching career, he was a defensive specialist at Marycrest International University in Davenport, Iowa for his first three years of school. He helped the team qualify for nationals each and every year, culminating in a national runner up finish in 2001, for his senior year, Ayin transferred to Newman University for his Biology degree and he was the starting libero for their volleyball team. Ayin led both teams in defense and placed in many defensive statistical categories at the national level.
Before his college coaching career, Ayin coached the junior varsity volleyball team at Rose Hill High School in 2003 to a record of 19-5 and he helped the varsity team to a runner-up finish at the sub state finals.
In addition to Coach Ayin's coaching at Friends University, he has become a well-known club coach in the Wichita area as he started the Redline Volleyball Club in 2005. The mission of the club is to give area volleyball players at the middle school and high school level an opportunity to play and get better and get exposure for the next level. Ayin believes in giving these young people a chance to play games like any other club but he also believes in the individual coaching of each member so they are getting prepared properly to play. The Redline Volleyball Club has become a formidable club in the Heart of America region. 90 percent of his club members have gone on to play in college, 20 of which have worn a Falcon Jersey here at Friends.