American volleyball player Ryan Manoogian has signed on with the TIF Viking Volleyball club in Bergen, Norway as the team’s Libero for the upcoming season.
The six-foot-one California native has extensive experience playing both internationally and in college. Manoogian played one season for Orange Coast College before joining Long Beach State for three seasons.
During his time with Orange Coast College he helped lead the Pirates to the 2014 California Community College Athletic Association state title and a Pacific Coast League championship. The team finished the season 20-1 with Manoogian receiving third-team all-conference honors and leading the squad in both digs (106) and serve receive.
Joining Long Beach State in the NCAA Division 1, Manoogian played under 2012 U.S Olympic Head Coach Alan Knipe and saw his team compete in the Final Four during the 2016 season.
Manoogian has profound sensorineural hearing loss and is a member of the American Men’s Deaf National Volleyball team since 2016. He’s a 2016 Deaf Pan Am silver medallist and was named the 2016 Deaf Pan-Am Men’s best serve receiver. He went on to finish 5th with team USA at the 2016 Men’s Deaf World Championships.
Manoogian recently completed his first pro season as a libero for Penzugyor SE in the Hungarian league. After the 2017-18 season Manoogian posted a highlight real of his best plays to youtube in March.
Joining the TIF Viking club, Manoogian has a shot at a Norwegian volleyball championships (Eliteserien). Last season the team defeated Forde Volleyball Club 3-2 in playoffs to win the championships