Adriano de Souza, Head Women's Volleyball Coach
In 2016, Adriano de Souza will enter his fifth season at the helm of the Louisiana Tech women's volleyball program. In early 2012, Louisiana Tech announced the hiring of de Souza as the ninth head coach in Lady Techster volleyball history.
Before coming to Louisiana Tech, de Souza spent four years as an assistant volleyball coach at Illinois State where he helped rebuild the Redbirds program, leading it to the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament two straight years. Prior to his time in Normal, Illinois, de Souza furthered his reputation by serving on the staff at Miami University for three seasons from 2005-07 where he was instrumental in helping the RedHawks reach the 2007 NCAA Tournament after capturing the Mid-American Conference Tournament title that season.
De Souza, originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, a country with a great volleyball history and tradition, began playing the sport at the age of 14. He graduated with his bachelor's degree from Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Sao Paulo, Brazil in December 1997, and completed his master's degree at Kent State University in May 2006.
Gabryel Ording, Assistant Coach
Former Louisiana Tech volleyball player Gabryel Ording enters her third season on the LA Tech coaching staff as she joined the Lady Techsters for the 2013 season as an assistant coach.
Ording completed her senior season and earned her bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech in Kinesiology in November 2012.
Over the course of her time at Louisiana Tech, Ording lettered all four years and was also the volleyball program representative in the SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee).
Ording has now returned to Louisiana Tech to continue using her work ethic and knowledge to continue the development of the Lady Techster Volleyball Program which has improved every year since Ording has joined the staff.
While a student-athlete at Louisiana Tech, Ording was not only always prepared for all the practices and matches she competed in, but she was also a leader who contributed to the organization and development of the program on and off the court.