Coach Chris Liang
Chris started his competitive volleyball career at Wootton High School in 2000, serving as an all around player on his coed team. During his first year with the team (junior year), he was named one of the MVP’s. He went on to play club volleyball at Maryland Volleyball Program, where he served as a practice player on the team. His love for volleyball continued after high school, and he played club in college at UMBC.
After college graduation, Chris became a volunteer coach at Wootton High School in Montgomery County for two years. Following that, he began helping with clinics run by local clubs, including MVSA and MVP. In 2008, Chris secured his first head coach position at Montgomery Blair High School, coaching junior varsity girls and varsity boys. Since his arrival, the boys program has secured a position in the semi-finals at the county tournament each year. In 2011 and 2012, his team won back-to-back championships, and, in 2012, he was named coach of the year. He is still coaching there. Additionally, he has been actively coaching and playing at a local clinic as Joy’s Zhou’s understudy, since 2003.
During Chris’s time away from coaching, he still plays competitively in USAV tournaments and other leagues, including 9-man volleyball.
Player: UMBC men’s volleyball club 2000-2004
Volunteer Coach: Wootton High School 2005-2006
Assistant coach: MVSA and MVP 2006-2008
Head coach: Montgomery Blair High School JV girls 2008
Head coach: Montgomery Blair High School Varsity boys 2008-2016
Coach of the Year: Montgomery County Public School 2012
Head Coach: East Coast Elite 16’s team 2014-2016
Head Coach: East Coast Elite 17’s Typhoon team 2016-2017