Chris Emge enters his second consecutive season (third overall) as UMES' volleyball assistant coach. Emge returns to the Hawks after eight seasons at James M. Bennett High School (Salisbury, MD).
During Emge's first stint with the Hawks in 2004, he served as a graduate assistant where the Lady Hawks finished second in the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC). Prior to serving as a graduate assistant, Emge volunteered for the UMES volleyball program by developing weight training programs for student-athletes, participating in team drills, and organizing practices.
Recently, Emge was the head coach for the varsity team at Bennett High School (H.S.). During his coaching tenure at Bennett H.S., Emge won 77% of his matchups while earning Coach of the Year honors (2011). Emge finished his Bennett H.S. career with a 99-30 overall record, three Bayside Championship appearances, and two Bayside Championships (2006 & 2012). While at Bennett, Emge also organized and hosted annual events, such as the Lower Shore Volleyball Playday and DigPink matches for breast cancer awareness.
Emge currently holds numerous positions in the sport as a director, instructor, referee and coach for multiple local organizations. Currently, Emge is the club director for Eastern Shore Elite Volleyball Academy (ESEVA) where he manages all aspects of the club while working closely with Wicomico County Parks & Recreation. Emge is also a clinician and referee for Wicomico County Parks & Recreation where he teaches basic volleyball skills to grade school students and officiates numerous leagues.
During the summer months, Emge works at a variety of volleyball camps up and down the east coast. In June 2008, Emge began working under former UMES Volleyball Head Coach, Don Metil as a Clinician for High Peaks Volleyball Camps & Clinics. In August 2006, Emge created his own camp which eventually morphed into the Bayside Boot Camp, a competitive camp for serious high school student-athletes.
In 2004, Emge was a club coach for Eastern Shore Juniors, a club created by former UMES Volleyball Head Coach, Alex Temkin. In 2000, Emge served as the head coach for Salisbury Men's Club Volleyball Team at Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD).
Other notable notes include Emge as being a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and USA Volleyball (USAV).
In 2005, Emge received his Master of Education from Salisbury University. In 2000, Emge earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Salisbury University. Currently, Emge resides in Salisbury, MD with his wife Sabrina and their three daughters, Olivia, Kendal and Adison.