Cal State Fullerton graduate Darren Ong was added to the
women’s volleyball coaching staff on July 10, 2013.
As the team's volunteer assistant coach, Ong brings six years
of coaching experience to Head Coach Carolyn Zimmerman’s
staff as the Titans enter the 2013 campaign.
"I am very excited to have Darren join our staff,” Zimmerman
said at the time of Ong's hire. “We are so fortunate
that he can volunteer his time every day to be an
additional coach in our gym. He has gained a wealth of
experience over the years, and most recently coaching club
volleyball with Mizuno Long Beach. We look forward to his
contributions in the office and on the court."
A native of Garden Grove, Calif., Ong graduated from Cal State
Fullerton in 2011 with a degree in business administration and an
emphasis in marketing. He also played two years on the men’s
club team at Fullerton (2009-10).
Since 2007, Ong has been active in the Southern California
volleyball community, spending four seasons at his alma mater,
Garden Grove High School, in such capacities as the boys’
varsity assistant (2007-08), the girls’ varsity assistant
(2008-09) and the boys’ varsity head coach (2009-10).
In the spring of 2009, Ong took over the reins of the boys’
varsity program, leading the Argonauts to a Garden Grove League
championship as the team finished the year with its first
undefeated league season.
In 2010, Ong continued at Garden Grove as the boys’ varsity
head coach while also serving as the junior varsity girls’
head coach at Cypress High School as well as assisting with the
varsity team. The Centurions advanced to the California
Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Division 3AA
quarterfinals in 2010.
Most recently, Ong served as the girls’ junior varsity head
coach and the varsity assistant at Whittier High School in
In addition, Ong is currently in his fourth year with the Mizuno
Long Beach Volleyball Club based in Hermosa Beach, Calif., and has
coached athletes from ages 12-18. In 2010 and 2011, Ong served as
an assistant to the Rockstar 14U club that finished as silver
medalists competing at the Junior National Championships in
Ong is also a member of the American Volleyball Coaches
Association and the National Association of Intercollegiate
He graduated from Garden Grove High School in 2005 after spending
three years on the boys’ varsity squad.