Angel Ayala grew up in Puerto Rico where he was the volleyball player in a baseball household. He started playing volleyball at the age of 12 and continued on through high school. After graduating, Angel received a scholarship to play at Newbury College in Boston where he excelled as a middle blocker for the Nighthawks. He graduated in 2012 with a degree in Criminal Justice. Angel has been with OTVA since October of 2015, coaching at all ages and working camps and coached Orlando Gold boys volleyball in 2016.