David Hunt Resumes Role as Men's Volleyball Assistant Coach

David Hunt

Jan. 7, 2014

MALIBU, Calif. – After a brief hiatus to coach internationally, David Hunt returns to the Pepperdine sideline for his fifth season as an assistant coach in 2014. He has been working with the men’s volleyball team for seven seasons overall.

“He is one of the best young coaches is our sport,” praised head coach Marv Dunphy, now in his 31st season with Pepperdine. “He teaches well, scouts well, recruits well and is great to work with. We are lucky to have him.”

Following the 2013 collegiate campaign, Hunt resigned from his post to serve as an assistant coach for the Japanese Men’s National Team. Hunt was hired by Gary Sato, a former coach for both the Pepperdine men’s and women’s squads.

While Hunt was in Japan, the team moved up two spots in the FIVB World Rankings and earned its first FIVB World League win in over two years.

Before being elevated to the role of assistant coach prior to the 2010 season, he was Pepperdine’s video coordinator and a volunteer assistant the previous two years. As a full-time assistant, his duties include film exchange, preparing scouting reports, recruiting, travel and summer camps.

In 2010, he received the AVCA’s Thirty Under 30 award, given to standout volleyball coaches under the age of 30.

Hunt’s coaching expertise has also been extended to the USA Volleyball community.  He traveled to Tijuana, Mexico in July 2012 as an assistant coach for the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team where the squad won the bronze medal at the NORCECA Boys’ Youth Continental Championship and qualified for the 2013 FIVB Youth World Championships.

In the summer of 2011, he worked as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team that competed at the FIVB World Championships in Brazil. The squad earned its highest-ever finish with a fourth-place showing.



In the fall of 2008, Hunt was selected to travel with the U.S. Men’s National Team to the Pan American Cup in Cuiaba, Brazil, where he was the technical coordinator.

Prior to joining Pepperdine, Hunt worked at Harvard-Westlake High School as an assistant to former Pepperdine assistant coach Adam Black. The pair led the team to a state championship in 2007. Hunt has also coached at the Marv Dunphy Volleyball Camp, and has participated in Gold Medal Squared coaching clinics across the United States since 2007.

Hunt graduated from UCLA in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in history. A native of Glendale, Calif., he earned his master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia in 2011.

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