Canyon Ceman (born June 29, 1972, in Hermosa Beach, California) is the Senior Director of Talent Development for WWE. Outside WWE, Ceman is a retired beach volleyball player, who won the silver medal at the 1997 World Championships in Los Angeles, California, partnering Mike Whitmarsh.

Canyon Ceman
Personal information
BornJune 29, 1972 (1972-06-29) (age 47)
Hermosa Beach, California, U.S.

Volleyball careerEdit

Ceman played volleyball as a setter, and was a collegiate All-American in both 1992 and 1993.[1][2] He played for the Stanford Cardinal in college, and was part of the team that reached the NCAA finals in 1992. The following year, Ceman was named the 1993 National Collegiate Player of the Year. After finishing college, he played on the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) tour for 15 years, during which time he was ranked in the top 10 in 10 different years.[2]

After finishing up his playing career, Ceman became the chief financial officer of the AVP until it closed in August 2010.[2]

Professional wrestling careerEdit

WWE (2012–present)Edit

Ceman began working as the Senior Director of Talent Development for WWE in March 2012. As part of his job, he scouts athletic talent at events including the NCAA Wrestling Championships, World's Strongest Man competition, and Olympic Games, and oversees the developmental program NXT.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Ceman has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University. He later obtained a Master of Business Administration, specialising in entrepreneurial studies and finance, from the University of California, Los Angeles.[2]

Ceman is married with two children.[2]


  1. ^ Kiefer, Dave (April 28, 2011). "Stanford men's volleyball has two All-Americans". Palo Alto Online. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Sondheimer, Michael (December 13, 2012). "On the Move to the WWE". Volleyball Magazine. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2015.

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