Szymon Tralka (Coach)
First year as University of Michigan Men's Volleyball Head Coach
Born in Rzeszow, Poland on May 15th, 1979
1995-1999 - Played for a hometown club team, Resovia Rzeszow
1996 - 3rd place in Championships of Poland with regional youth team (17 years or younger)
1997 - 2nd place in Championships of Poland with Resovia Rzeszow Youth Club, (19 years or younger)
1997 - Scouted to the Polish National Team, (17 years or younger)
1999 - Played for varsity club team at Politechnika Rzeszow
1999 - 3rd place in Championships of Poland of universities, played for University of Marie Curie-Sklodowska, voted MVP of the team
2000 - Health issues and conflict of interest caused withdrawing from a competitve world of volleyball
Eastern University, major Sports Management, minor: coaching.
Favorite foods: Loves pretty much all the food; polish, cuban, japanese, american. Loves trying new things; blueberry pierogie's, pad tai with seafood, sashimi, ribeye steak, all desserts, and loves sugar.
Favorite movies: Fight Club, Matrix, Lord of the Rings, Snatch
Favorite places: Budapest, London, Vienna, Miami, San Francisco, Toronto, Rzeszow, Cracow, biggest hobby - traveling.