Nir Ofer brings a wealth of volleyball experience to the Tiger bench where he serves as one of Coach Bruce Atkinson's assistants.
In 2012, his second year with the program Ofer helped guide the Tigers to one of the best seasons in program history. Ofer's leadership helped the Tigers post a 25-4 record, finish the CAA schedule with a perfect 12-0 record and record an 18 match win streak.
Ofer joins the Tigers after serving as a lead coach at the Gold Medal Squared Camps. He directed week-long volleyball camps at numerous high schools across the country. He implemented a system which has been used with the USA Men's and Women's National teams. He was responsible for coaching the top team at the camps while supervising the other courts.
From 2006 to 2009, Ofer was a member of the coaching staff at the University of California Riverside, serving as the first assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He was responsible for training the outside hitters, liberos and setters while implementing a faster, efficient offense. He was also in charge of the recruiting strategy while maintaining the scheduling and team travel. In January of 2009, Ofer was promoted to Interim Head Coach. While in that position, he oversaw all aspects of the program and operations.
Ofer has also served as the owner, technical director and head coach for Performance Volleyball Academy in California. He was in charge of hiring and training an assistant director along with a staff of coaches. Ofer helped grow the program from two teams to seven teams and over 80+ athletes.
In 2005, Ofer served as the chairman and coach of the men's and women's volleyball teams at the World Maccabiah Games in Israel. He recruited the coaches and players and planned the pre-camp training. His training allowed both teams to come home with a bronze medal in the international event. Ofer also served as an assistant coach for the women's team that competed at the Pan American Maccabi Games in Chile in 2003 and earned the silver medal.
Ofer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Minnesota in 2011.