Japanese Volleyball Association chooses Gary Sato and David Hunt to lead men's national team.
Waves embark on 2013 season with road matches at UC Irvine and UC San Diego.
Waves in action this weekend in Chula Visa, Calif.
Assistant coach David Hunt checks in from Tijuana, Mexico as the U.S. Boys' Youth National team competes at the NORCECA Continental Championships.
The #9-ranked Waves opened the 2012 season at home this Saturday at 7 p.m. versus Lewis. The Waves and Flyers meet again at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Up-and-coming volleyball coach David Hunt completed his fourth year as a Pepperdine assistant coach in 2013, and sixth season overall working with the Waves.
Before being elevated to the role of assistant coach prior to the 2010 season, he was the team'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.
In his four seasons as an assistant, the Waves put together a record of 55-52 (.514)*.
Following the 2013 campaign, Hunt was hired as an assistant coach under Gary Sato for the Japanese Men's National Team.
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.
In the fall of 2008, Hunt was selected to travel with the U.S. Men's National Team to the Pan American Cup in
Prior to joining Pepperdine, Hunt worked at
Hunt graduated from UCLA in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in history. A native of
*Pepperdine later vacated all wins (66), NCAA Tournament loses (1), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament titles (1) and NCAA Tournament appearances (1) accrued during the 2008, `09, `10 and `11 seasons due to self-reported NCAA violations. Records marked with an asterisk do not reflect this. The Waves have officially won three MPSF Tournament titles and made 14 NCAA appearances. Official season records are as follows: 2008, 0-10; 2009, 0-5; 2010, 0-10; 2011, 0-15. Pepperdine's official NCAA all-time record prior to the 2013-14 season is 643-337. Since 2010, Pepperdine's official NCAA record stands at 28-52.