Kaman Hung

Former Co-Director Coach Mentor
Former Head Coach 15 Orange
Former Head Coach 18 Orange Boys

 

Kaman was born and raised in Hong Kong, China. In Hong Kong, Kaman was a high level swimmer, and was also part of the “A-Grade” teams in Cricket and Rugby.  In 2000, he moved to the U.S. and enrolled in JP Stevens High School in Edison, NJ as a senior, and played varsity football.  Kaman continued his education at Kean University in Union, NJ where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health. 

Kaman worked as the Assistant Volleyball Coach under Coach Rodrigues for both the boys and girls teams at Hunterdon Central Regional High School from 2008-2011. He posted a .913 win percentage.  In 2010, he coached the JV Girls to their 1st ever tournament title. In 2012, Coach Hung took his Club team to Regionals, taking home the silver medal. 

For two seasons Coach Hung worked as the Assistant Coach at Lehigh Carbon College in PA. Currently he is the Head Boys Varsity Volleyball Coach at Nazareth Area High School. In the spring of 2013, Nazareth was recognized for their first-ever All-State Player: Galin Swigart.  Now in the fall of 2013, he is working alongside coach Rodrigues with the Nazareth girls program.

In the inaugural season of RSV, Coach Hung coached the 18-Orange team.  His team finished with two medals in the 2013-2014 season.  More impressive, 6/7 seniors playering on 18-Orange are playing in College, including scholarship winners for athletics.  All these players are contributing heavy minutes already as rookies on the collegiate scene.

Coach Hung has been a USA-Volleyball CAP Level II coach since 2009, and has also coached for the USA Volleyball High Performance Tryouts. Coach Hung completed a Masters degree in Exercise Science from Cal U of Pennsylvania in 2008 and also holds a Masters of Education with a concentration in Adventure Education and Team Building from Plymouth State University which he completed in 2010.  Notably, Kaman is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and specializes in training his athletes to jump higher, hit harder, and move faster.

This year (2013-2014) Coach Hung was selected as as a Mentor Coach to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Coaching Program where he will be mentoring a young coaches to make a difference in the sport of volleyball.

Coaching Philosophy: I believe in commitment. If you want to be truly successful at something, there are certain things you have to give up. You cannot be good at everything just the same as you cannot make everyone happy. The choices you make in sports, while difficult, are nowhere near as difficult as the choices you will make in life. Teach yourself to fully commit, because eventually, you will have to pick something that you are good at, and excel in that area, and pick something that doesn't work and get rid of it. "Good enough" is not good enough, you can always be better. 

Favorite Quote: "If you become 1/100th of a percent better today than your opponent, in 22.46 days you will be 25% better than they will be." Carl McGown, Former Head Men's Volleyball Coach Brigham Young University, illustrating improvement using the compound interest formula for motor skills.

Best Volleyball Moment: When our RSV 18-Orange beat Downstate 18-Black in three sets on day one of GEVA regionals 2013 to send us to day two. It was a full team effort and everyone came out strong that day against a really strong team.

Favorite Sports Movie: Forever Strong

Favorite Subject in School: Physical Education (Duh!)

Last Book I Read:  The Winning Combination, by Pat Williams. Currently reading: Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman

Favorite Quality in an Athlete: Mental Toughness