Friends University - Head Volleyball Coach
Coach Martin Ayin enters his 17th season as the head volleyball coach for the Friends University Falcons, the longest tenured coach in the program’s history. He took a struggling program of only five remaining players back in 2004, and he has turned it into a conference championship team in 2009 and 2010.
In addition to Coach Ayin’s coaching at Friends University, he became a well-known club coach in the Wichita area as he started the Redline Volleyball Club from 2005 – 2014. The mission of the club was to give area volleyball players at the middle and high school level an opportunity to play and get better and get exposure for the next level. Coach Ayin believed 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 became a formidable club in the Heart of America region. 90% of his club members went on to play in college, with over 30 competing at Friends.
Coach Ayin has also recently been involved in coaching the ICT MAVS (2014-2015) and is currently in his 6th season coaching for the Wichita Shockwave Volleyball Academy (2015 – 2020).
In February of 2013, Coach Ayin was inducted into the Newman University Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the coaching staff on the 2004 men’s volleyball team that finished runner-up in the 2004 NAIA-Tachikara Mens National Championship.
Martin is from Pearl City, Hawaii. He and his wife Anna live in Wichita with their kids.