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Scott Wong (01) Named Womens Volleyball Head Coach

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Pepperdine alumnus Scott Wong was named the Waves’ new head women’s volleyball coach last December.

From 1998 to 2001 Wong was a three-time All-American for the Pepperdine men’s volleyball team before serving as an assistant coach for two legendary volleyball instructors. He first assisted Marv Dunphy (’74) on the Waves’ sideline for four men’s seasons between 2005 and 2009. Since 2010 Wong has been associate coach for Dave Shoji and the University of Hawai’i women’s volleyball team. Wong’s coaching experience also extends to the sand, where he has led the Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine sand volleyball team since its inception in 2012.

“I am so excited that Scott has returned to Pepperdine to lead our women’s volleyball program,” said director of athletics Steve Potts (JD ’82). “Having positively impacted Pepperdine athletics as both a student-athlete and assistant coach of our men’s volleyball team, Scott will now do the same for our women’s volleyball team.”

Prior to joining the Hawai’i coaching staff, Wong assisted Coach Dunphy and helped the Waves win the 2005 NCAA Championship, its fifth NCAA title in program history. In Wong’s four seasons at Pepperdine, the Waves won two MPSF Tournament Championships and made three NCAA Tournament appearances.

Wong is now the fifth coach in program history. As a student- athlete, Wong was a four-time All-MPSF performer and remains one of the top players ever at Pepperdine. Wong holds the program’s record with 807 career digs, and ranks in the top five in aces (4th, 140), kills (5th, 1700), and fifth in total points.

Hear what Scott Wong has to say about returning to Pepperdine: