Kiran Mistry enters his sixth season as a member of Jeff Stork's staff at Cal State Northridge in 2008. Mistry assists the program with scouting, recruiting, team and individual training.
A native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mistry has over 20 years of experience coaching both men's and women's volleyball. He started coaching at the high school and club level in 1986. In 1987, he became an assistant coach of the women's team at the University of Lethbridge, and was promoted to Head Coach in 1988 while completing his bachelor's degree in business. From 1989-92, Mistry was an assistant coach for the University of Calgary Men's team and helped lead the Dinosaurs to two conference titles. Calgary also posted third and fourth-place finishes at the Canadian Collegiate National Championships. During the summers of 1990 and 1991, he worked as a guest coach with the Canadian World Games Men's Team. In 1992, Mistry was hired by the Alberta Volleyball Association as an Assistant Coach for the under 20 men's team, which was national champion in 1992 and runner-up in 1993. Mistry then spent four years as a second assistant coach at the University of Kansas. In addition to coaching duties, his responsibilities included recruiting, travel, correspondence, statistical analysis, and program operations.
In May 1998, Mistry began a four year tenure with the Tar Heels of North Carolina. As Director of Recruiting Operations and assistant coach, he was responsible for recruiting, team travel, booster club, coaching clinics, and camps. Coaching duties included assisting with practices, scouting, match preparation, and statistical analysis. During Mistry's time at North Carolina, the team participated in the NCAA Tournament four straight years, won the ACC Conference Tournament three years in a row, earned eight AVCA All-Region team members, two All-Region Coach-of-the-Year, and earned numerous all-conference awards.
Kiran earned a business degree from the University of Lethbridge in 1989 and earned his Master's degree in sport management from the University of Alberta in 1995. His wife, Rashmita Mistry, is a developmental psychologist and Assistant Professor at UCLA. The Mistry's have one son, Millen (4).