Brian Magbitang joined the coaching staff with Oral Roberts volleyball as an assistant heading into the 2018 season after spending six years at Wichita State, including the last two as a graduate assistant.
Magbitang helped the Golden Eagles close the 2018 campaign ranked 15th in the nation averaging 17.76 digs per set. The team totaled more than 2,000 digs for the season to lead The Summit League.
While at WSU, the Shockers made five NCAA Championship appearances, reaching the program's first-ever NCAA Sweet 16, with six AVCA All-American players. He assisted in the initiation and execution of drills, applied a new camera system for Volleymetrics analytics and assisted in fundraising efforts and community outreach.
He also has worked extensively on the club circuit in Wichita, Kansas, coaching the Shockwave Volleyball Academy and No Coast Beach Volleyball Club since 2012. Magbitang designed practice plans and implemented skill development programs for all age groups.
Prior to his work on the volleyball court, he spent eight years in the United States Air Force serving two tours of duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As an electrical and environmental systems mechanic, he earned two Air Force Achievement medals and an accelerated promotion given to less than five percent of all USAF members. With the Air Force, Magbitang was responsible for testing, troubleshooting, repairing and maintenance of assigned aircraft, primarily the KC-135. He also was a hands-on supervisor and resource manager in developing new Airman training programs.
Magbitang graduated from Wichita State with a bachelor's degree in exercise science and also finished a master's degree in 2018.