Former AVP player and Pepperdine alum Scott Wong has been named the Waves’ new head women’s volleyball coach.

Wong was a three-time All-American for the Pepperdine men’s volleyball team from 1998-01. In his coaching career, Wong assisted Marv Dunphy on the Waves’ sideline for four men’s seasons between 2005-09. Since 2010, Wong has been associate coach for Dave Shoji and the Hawaii women’s volleyball squad. Shoji is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division I women’s volleyball history.

Wong has also led the Rainbow Wahine Sand Volleyball team since its inception in 2012.

As a player on the AVP tour, Wong played on the tour from 2002-08. Wong has advanced to the semifinals with three different partners, first accomplishing it with Jason Ring in their second tournament together. In Tempe in 2005, playing for the second time with Mark Williams, the duo advanced from the qualifier to a third-place finish. After playing 11 matches in three days, the pair set the record for the highest finish on the AVP Tour by a qualifier. Wong ranked 10th in digs (510) and kills (1,020) on the AVP Tour in 2005.