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Daniel Rasay is in his second season as a Stanford assistant coach after spending the 2010 season as a volunteer assistant for the Cardinal's national championship team.
He also serves as Menlo College's head women's coach, taking over in the fall of 2010 and guiding the Oaks to the California Pacific Conference regular-season and tournament titles in 2012and a berth in the NAIA tournament.
Rasay became a legend of sorts at University of Hawai'i for his clutch play in the NCAA tournament. As a freshman, Rasay came off the bench and sparked Hawai'i to a 2002 NCAA semifinal victory. Rasay had 21 assists in two sets to win the four-set match against host Penn State. The Warriors would go on to win the NCAA title, only to relinquish it for using an ineligible player. Rasay would go on to become the Warriors' captain in 2005 and a crowd favorite at UH's Stan Sheriff Center.
Rasay began his collegiate head-coaching career at Mills College, an NCAA Division III women's program in Oakland, from 2006-08, and has completed three seasons at Menlo, finishing second in the California Pacific Conference in 2011 before going 17-7 in 2012.
He also spent eight years as a staff coach at the Guy Enriques Team Camp and coaches 16- and 17-year-olds for Core Volleyball Club in Pleasanton, Calif.
Rasay is a native of Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. He earned three letters apiece in volleyball and basketball, and two in track, at Konawaena High School in Kealakekua, Hawaii.