Chang Han

30 Years of Experience

Chang Han, a seasoned and dedicated volleyball coach, has left an indelible mark on the world of sports, shaping the careers of over 300 athletes and guiding 72 players to prestigious D1 schools. His coaching expertise extends beyond the courts, having mentored an athlete to an impressive silver medal win in the 2008 Olympics.

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Coaching Journey

Chang currently serves as the Club Director and 18 Junior National Coach at Synergy Volleyball Club, where his leadership has seen numerous athletes blossom into collegiate stars. His coaching journey includes a stint as the Head Coach for the Girl’s Volleyball Team at Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, Pa (2015-2016) and a seven-year tenure as the Head Coach for the Girl’s Volleyball Team at Perkiomen Valley High School in Collegeville, Pa (2007-2014).

Chang’s commitment to developing talent is highlighted by his roles at various institutions, such as Occidental College in Glendale, CA (Volunteer Coach, Women’s Volleyball Team, 2006), Norristown Area High School (Head Coach, Girl’s Volleyball Team, 1995-1996, 2004-2005), and Swarthmore College (Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball, 2000-2001).

His coaching journey also includes significant contributions to prominent universities like Villanova (Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach, 1997-1998), University of Pennsylvania (Assistant Coach, Women’s Volleyball Team, 1998), and Philadelphia Textile College of Sciences (Head Coach, Men’s Volleyball Team, 1996-1998).

Chang’s influence extends to the grassroots level, where he served as the Head Coach for Girls’ Junior Olympics Synergy (1997-2006), leaving an indelible mark on the Girls’ Volleyball Elite 18’s Program.

Playing History & Honors

Before transitioning into coaching, Chang showcased his skills on the court. As a setter, he played for Drexel University Men’s Team, Villanova University Men’s Team, and the United States Volleyball Association Men’s Team. His playing career includes participating in the AA Level League Competition Men’s 6’s, where he served as Setter and Team Captain in both national and international competitions.

Chang’s coaching journey has been adorned with honors and awards. Notable achievements include the 1997 Big East Conference Runner-Up title and the 2000 Philadelphia Catholic League Champions. His coaching acumen was pivotal in securing the Most Improved Team accolade in the Big East Conference and a 27th ranking in the 1997 NCAA APR, competing against formidable opponents like Long Beach State, USC, and Notre Dame.

His coaching legacy further extends to the success of the Synergy Volleyball Club, which achieved a remarkable 17th ranking in the nation at the 18 Open Division in 2001.

National & International Success

Chang Han’s remarkable journey in the realm of volleyball includes a noteworthy stint with the USA Olympic Team. In 1999, he dedicated his expertise as a Volunteer Coach, contributing to the National Coaching Staff led by the seasoned figures of Mick Haley and Doug Beal. Chang’s commitment extended to the prestigious Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, where he volunteered for both the Men’s and Women’s National Teams. This invaluable experience at the pinnacle of competitive volleyball showcases Chang Han’s dedication to the sport and his willingness to contribute to the development of elite athletes on the national stage.

Chang’s coaching philosophy transcends borders, with Synergy Junior Olympic Volleyball consistently excelling on the national stage. The program clinched Keystone Regional Championships numerous times (1997, 1998, 1999, 2001-2009, 2014, 2017) and made a mark in Junior National Championships.

Chang’s journey continues to inspire aspiring athletes, and his commitment to the sport remains unwavering, leaving an enduring legacy in the world of volleyball.

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