UH assistant Scott Wong accepts Pepperdine head coaching job

UH assistant Scott Wong accepts Pepperdine head coaching job

HONOLULU – University of Hawai'i women's volleyball associate coach Scott Wong

has accepted the position of head women's volleyball coach at Pepperdine, leaving the Rainbow Wahine volleyball program after five years on staff.

"I'm thankful to Dave (Shoji) to have given me the opportunity to play such a pivotal role in his program for the last five years," said Wong. "My time here as a part of the Rainbow Wahine family was very special and I'm also grateful to have had the opportunity to the build the sand volleyball program from the ground up. I will always cherish the memories I have for my home state and for the University of Hawai'i."

"I would like to thank Scott for his dedication and loyalty to the Wahine volleyball program these past five years," said Shoji. "He has done everything he needed to do to become a head coach and I have no doubt that he will be successful at Pepperdine. We wish him and Tamar and their children, Elyse and Dylan, the very best and they will always be part of the Rainbow Wahine 'ohana."

The former Pepperdine men's assistant coach and volleyball standout returns to his alma mater where he was an AVCA All-American as a player and national champion as an assistant coach in 2005.

The Rainbow Wahine enjoyed tremendous success during his time with the program. UH won four league titles and made five NCAA tournament appearances with the 2011 team advancing to the regional semifinal.

Wong also served as head coach of the Hawai'i sand volleyball team from 2012-14. He guided the SandBows to a 30-17 record across three seasons. The Rainbow Wahine earned their first bid as a team to the AVCA National Championships last spring, upsetting top-seeded USC in the quarterfinals before falling to Florida State in the semifinals.