craig wong

Co-Owner, Club Director, Founder of M2 & Marin Beach, Head Coach

 

  • 13 years as club director

 

  • 100% Belief in Desire + Effort

 

  • 19 National Parks Visited

 

  • 10 Years Coaching Varsity girls @Marin academy

Craig Wong has been coaching volleyball at the club and high school level for over 15 years. He came to Marin Juniors in 2001 and has been Club Director since 2003. He has watched hundreds of his players compete in high school, dozens compete through college, and one represent her country in the Olympics. Craig is passionate about Marin Juniors players:  their success and improvement on the court, their physical and emotional strength, their mental fortitude, their resilience and fighting spirit, and the lasting values and relationships they develop as members of a team.

In addition to running Marin Juniors, Craig is currently in his 10th season as the varsity head coach at Marin Academy. Under his leadership, the Wildcats have compiled a 246-97 record, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015 league championships, nine trips to the NCS playoffs, the 2008 NCS championship, and three consecutive trips to the state championship tournament. He previously coached at Lick-Wilmerding High School and San Rafael High School. He has also coached the high performance programs for USA Volleyball and NCVA.

  • USA Volleyball - High Performance tryout coach, Northern California
  • USA Volleyball - High Performance Camp instructor, Colorado Springs & San Francisco
  • NCVA High Performance - Assistant coach for USA Volleyball HP Championships
  • Gold Medal Squared Certified (2003, 2007)
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Certified (Levels I, II, III)
  • USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program - Level I
  • IMPACT certified
  • NFHS certified

Craig started playing volleyball at the end of high school when he joined a buddhist church to play on a coed team, and he was hooked. He then went on to play for his college club team for three years as their setter. And it’s been volleyball ever since. Craig works at Esurance, and is a partner at Black Market Surf screen printing and design shop.

When Craig's not coaching or working, you’ll often find him on other court sidelines, watching, camera in hand, capturing those funny, fleeting moments or just enjoying the action. Otherwise he's outside, fishing, hiking or snowboarding. His success ritual: preparation.

 

PHILOSOPHY

It is amazing what individuals can accomplish with desire and effort, and never underestimate the power of teams that fully believe and trust in each other.  Good and bad things will always happen -  celebrate success and take responsibility for setbacks. Never be satisfied, be very afraid of being mediocre. And enjoy the people and the little things along the way.

 

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