Arturo Rivera joined the Miami Hurricanes volleyball program as assistant coach on Apr. 1, 2022.
He joined the program after two seasons as assistant coach at East Carolina University. During his tenure at ECU, Rivera helped coach Bri Wood to two consecutive first team all-conference selections. He assisted in the Pirates’ first victory and sweep over in-state foe North Carolina since 1978.
The Orlando, Fla., native spent four seasons at Wake Forest prior to his time at ECU.
Before his time in Winston-Salem, Rivera was an assistant coach at Harvard from 2013-15, where he helped the Crimson win back-to-back Ivy League championships and the first NCAA Tournament berth in program history.
Rivera spent the 2012 season as a volunteer assistant at North Carolina, helping the Tar Heels finish 26-6 that year. He has had stints at UNLV and his alma mater, UCF.
His coaching career began at UCF as an undergraduate, assisting with the varsity program, while also serving as the beach program’s head coach.
Internationally, Rivera served as the head coach of Triade-VCT, a professional team in Tilburg, Netherlands, in 2019-10.
Rivera has spent more than 12 years at the international, collegiate and club levels. In the Netherlands, he helped STV Tilburg to the B-League championship following a first-place performance at the 2009 USA Open Volleyball Championships. He also trained in Puerto Rico with Ponce Leones of the Superior League.
From 2004-05, Rivera played collegiately at Ball State University and then later for UCF’s club team from 2005-08. He graduated from UCF in 2008 with an interdisciplinary degree in health and education, and a minor in Spanish.