Chris Emge (pictured) returns as UMES' volleyball assistant coach

Oct. 8, 2013

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) volleyball team is proud to announce Chris Emge as their new assistant coach. Emge returns to the Hawks after eight seasons at James M. Bennett High School (Salisbury, MD).

During Emge first stint with the Hawks, he served as a graduate assistant during the 2004 season where the Lady Hawks finished second in the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC). Emge also volunteered as an assistant coach for the athletic department while developing weight training programs for student-athletes, participating in team drills, and organizing practices.

Recently, Emge was the head coach for the varsity team at Bennett High School (H.S.). During his tenure at Bennett H.S., Emge won 77% of his matchups while earning Coach of the Year honors (2011). Emge finished his Bennett H.S. career with a 99-30 overall record with three Bayside Championship appearances, and two Bayside Championships (2006 & 2012). Emge also organized and hosted annual events, such as the Lower Shore Volleyball Playday Tournament and DigPink for Breast Cancer Awareness. Most recently, Emge taught in Wicomico County as a Technology & Business Education teacher.

Emge held numerous positions in the sport as a director, instructor, and coach for multiple clubs and organizations. In March 2012, Emge was the Club Director for Eastern Shore Elite Volleyball Academy where he manage all aspects of the club while working closely with Wicomico County Parks & Recreation. Emge also was an instructor for Wicomico County Parks & Recreation where he taught basic volleyball skills to grade school students.

From December 2009 to March 2012, Emge coached the Delmarva Junior 16’s and 17-South in the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association (CHRVA). In June 2008, Emge held a position as a Clinician for High Peaks Volleyball Camps & Clinics while working under former UMES Volleyball Head Coach, Don Metil. In August 2006, Emge coached and instructed summer volleyball camps including his own camp where he created the Bayside Boot Camp for high school student-athletes. Since 1998, Emge served as a referee for volleyball matches in the high school, collegiate, and recreational levels.



In December 2004, Emge was the club coach for Eastern Shore Juniors where he facilitated team drills, provided personal assistance, and traveled with the team. In October 2000, Emge served as the head coach for Salisbury Men’s Club Volleyball Team at Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD).

Other notable notes include Emge as a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and USA Volleyball (USAV).

In 2005, Emge received his Master of Education from Salisbury University. In 2000, Emge earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Salisbury University. Emge resides in Salisbury, MD.

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