Chuang enters his first season as head men's volleyball coach at Lees-McRae College.
Chuang comes 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 Loretta, 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.