LONG BEACH. Calif. – After serving as an assistant coach of the 2018 U.S. Boy’s Youth National Team earlier this summer, Long Beach State men’s volleyball associate head coach Nick MacRae will take the reins and assume head coaching duties of the USA Youth A1 group of 48 athletes at the High Performance Championships.
MacRae, along with a staff of eight other coaches, will train four dozen athletes for five days, before they split into tournament action for another five days. The High Performance Championships will take place from July 24-28 at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The High Performance Championships is one of USA Volleyball’s flagship events. The 100+ team event features tournaments for both boys and girls that includes team from USA Volleyball Region HP teams, international teams, and teams from the USA Volleyball High Performance pipeline.
Nick MacRae talks about having the opportunity to serve as head coach at the High Performance Championships this summer #GoBeach #LBNation pic.twitter.com/KiDWIVQ7X8
— Long Beach State Men’s VB (@lbsumvb) July 18, 2018
MacRae just finished his sixth season at Long Beach State and fourth as an assistant coach for the 49ers. MacRae helped lead LBSU to the men’s volleyball NCAA title in 2018, including a 28-1 record and Big West championship, following back to back NCAA Final Four appearances in 2016 and 2017. In his tenure, the 49ers have posted a 113-36 mark, including a 68-28 effort in conference matches. Prior to joining the coaching staff, MacRae acted as the team’s director of operations in 2013.
He was a USA High Performance coach in 2014 and 2015 and also has worked with the High Performance program at several camps. MacRae was the technical coordinator for the USA Men’s Pan American teams in 2012 and 2013 as the Americans finished first and fifth respectively.