RUTHERFORD, N.J. – John Chang of Cranford has been named the head women's volleyball coach at Felician College, Felician director of athletics Ben "J.R." DiNallo announced today. Chang is the fourth coach in program history.
Chang comes to Felician after two years as the head girls' coach at Cranford High School. He has also been the varsity boys' and middle school boys' and girls' coach at Golda Och Academy (formerly Solomon Schechter Day School) since 2005, winning two Super Essex Conference division titles with the GOA varsity.
Chang is the director of the Conquest Elite Volleyball Club, which he established in August 2013. He has coached the CEVBC U-14 squad to three tournament championships, and the club has won nine tournaments overall in its first year of existence.
Chang has previous collegiate experience at Polytechnic University, guiding the Blue Jays' women's and men's squads from 2005-06 to 2007-08. After inheriting a women's team that won one match the year before his arrival, he posted a three-year won-lost record of 46-33. He earned Skyline Conference Coach-of-the-Year honors after his 2007 squad went 22-8.
Chang won 26 matches in three seasons leading the Blue Jay men. He later spent two years as an assistant women's coach at Kean University.
Chang began his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University-Newark before earning a bachelor's degree in social science from Ashford University in 2009. He is tri-lingual (Korean, Spanish), and is IMPACT USA Volleyball certified.
Felician competes as an NCAA Division II member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). The Golden Falcons reached the CACC quarterfinals in 2013.
Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College currently enrolls more than 2,200 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.