Eddie Rapp enters his 2nd year and 17th overall as head of the Hornet volleyball program.
Rapp played an integral role in bringing the Hornet men's program on campus in 2016. In the team's inaugural season in 2017, Rapp led the Hornets to a 12-9 overall record and to a playoff berth (the CCCAA Quarter-Finals).
From 2000-2016, Rapp was the head coach of the Hornet women's volleyball program where he guided Fullerton to the postseason 14 times.
Prior to Fullerton College, Rapp was the Head Coach at Santa Margarita, where he created a powerhouse guiding the boys and girls volleyball teams to six CIF Titles, three state title appearances and 1 State Championship. Between the two programs, Rapp had a winning percentage of .801
Most impressive are his many athletes that continued stellar careers at the 4-year universities. Notables include: Justin DeBlasio (Arizona), Tim Gerlach (Pacific), Marcus Skacel (Stanford), Matt Zierhut (Cal), Johnny Hinds (USC), Damien Scott (UCLA), and Blake Robinson (Princeton).
Rapp continues to be involved with Men's volleyball as he was the 2009 Head of Delegations for the Men's National Team under head coach Alan Knipe at the FIVB World League Championships Belgrade, Serbia. In the spring of 2012 Rapp won a Division 1 National Championship as an assistant coach under John Speraw with the UC Irvine men's volleyball team when the #1 seed Anteaters knocked off the #2 seed USC Trojans 3-0 (25-22, 34-32, 26-24).
His volleyball playing career started at Edison High School, where he was a two-time All-Sunset League setter, a 1986 All-CIF selection, and a CIF finalist.
Playing two years at Golden West College, earning All-State honors twice as a setter. Rapp played volleyball and earned his bachelor's degree in Health Science at San Diego State.
Rapp received his master's in Education from Azusa Pacific University and is a full-time professor in the PE division at FC. Rapp's curriculum includes courses in Outrigger Canoeing, Sport Psychology, Lifeguard Training, and Techniques/Principles of Coaching.
Eddie and his wife Sara, an early childhood special education teacher, reside in Costa Mesa and are blessed with their two boy's Jesse Ramone and Eli James.