Javier Gaspar was appointed as the head coach of Puerto Rico men’s team in May 2015 after David Aleman left the position. Gaspar has vast experience at club level in Puerto Rico, as he has led both men’s and women’s teams of the Los Mets de Guaynabo club. He steered the men’s team to the national league title in the 2013/14 season, and was named 2011 Manager of the Year while in charge of the women’s team. As a player he represented the USA national team, and was a star of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) playing for Penn State between 1985 and 1988. He was inducted into the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Hall of Fame in 2015.