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Assistant Coach Phuong Luong begins his second season as a member of the DePaul volleyball staff after joining the program in August of 2011.
Luong will primarily work with the team's setters and offensive systems and will also serve as the recruiting coordinator. Luong comes to DePaul after nearly fifteen years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at various Division I institutions.
Most recently, Luong served in those roles for five seasons at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. At GWU, Luong was primarily responsible for the team's offensive systems, individual and team defenses, and recruiting. During the 2009 season, Luong helped his team to achieve top-five numbers in 15 different statistical categories in Gardner-Webb's all-time history.
Prior to his time at GWU, the Ferris State University graduate assisted at East Tennessee State, Wyoming, Northeastern, and New Hampshire. At ETSU, Luong helped to lead his team to the postseason in 2003, 2004, and 2005 and coached the team to school records in kills, assists, and assists per game.
Luong also served as the head coach for the Division III Wentworth Institute of Technology men's volleyball program for two seasons, capturing the conference championship in 1999.
The Michigan native also built up a strong résumé in his playing career. In the spring of 1995, Luong graduated from Ferris State with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and a minor in finance. Following his four seasons competing for Ferris State's competitive men's club team, Luong went on to compete in the United States Volleyball Association Silver Division, the Midwest Professional Volleyball Association, and the Baystate Games in Boston. Luong also played with the Grand Rapids AAU Junior Olympic Elite Team from 1989-1990. While attending FSU, Luong also served as a graduate assistant coach for the university's women's volleyball program.