Chuang will begin his fourth season as the Bobcats' Head Coach in the spring of 2019.
In his third season at the helm, Chuang led LMC to a record of 4-22 overall and 2-14 mark within conference play. Highlighting the 2018 campaign for Lees-McRae were a pair of player of the week honors. Robert Bowling was named the Conference Carolinas Player of the Week in early January, while Michael Wahl was tabbed Off the Block's National Libero of the Week in early April.
In 2017, Chuang led the Bobcats to nine-win improvement from his first season as LMC went 10-17 overall and 8-10 in Conference Carolinas action. Chuang helped seniors Keenan Freitas and John Sobel earn All-Conference Second Team honors and Reto Pfund earn a Player of the Week award in 2017.
In his first season, Chuang led the Bobcats to a 1-25 record overall and a 0-18 mark in league action.
Chuang came to Bobcat Country with a plethora of experience in the men’s volleyball scene after finishing a two-year stint as the assistant coach at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. During the 2013 season, he served as the interim head coach for the women’s volleyball team.
“We found a men’s volleyball coach whose natural progression was to become a head coach in Henry,” praised Craig McPhail. “His experience working with men’s volleyball players at the collegiate level and ability to develop relationships as well as talents were exceptional.”
Prior to Vassar, Chuang spent five years (2008-2013) as the assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s teams at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pa.
While assisting the men’s SFU squad, the team won 12 or more matches in five of his six seasons, including 15 in 2009.
Chuang helped lead the women’s team to 14 wins in the 2012 season, including a 10-6 mark in conference play.
“Henry has a great personality and will have a great impact on our young men in the program. I am thrilled to have him on our staff and representing Lees-McRae College,” said McPhail.
From 2011 to 2014, he was the court coach for a boys’ volleyball camp at Penn State University in College Park, Pa.
Chuang spent six years in Germany and led the U-20 Juniors team to a vice-national championship in 2007.
“I would like to thank Mr. McPhail and President Barry Buxton for this wonderful opportunity to work with the men's volleyball team and to be a part of the athletics family at Lees-McRae,” said Chuang. “I have spoken with the team and everyone is as excited as I am for the upcoming season and I know we will accomplish some great things as we work to meet the goals that we set as a team. I look forward to the future and helping this team contend for the Conference Carolinas’ title.”
He is fluent in German and a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, where he serves as a chapter advisor.