|David Kwan enters his fifth season as head coach of the Defiance College Volleyball Team. In his first season, Kwan won the 2003 HCAC Coach of the Year Award for leading the Lady Jackets to a school-record 26-5 mark. Over the past three years, Kwan has compiled a .687 winning percentage, which is the highest in school history for coaches who have coached at least 60 matches for Defiance.
Kwan came to the Yellow Jacket Volleyball program from Toronto, Ontario, where he served as assistant men’s volleyball coach at Humber College. During the 2002-03 season, Kwan helped lead the Hawks to the school’s first undefeated regular season and a top-four finish in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Championship.
Prior to Humber College, Kwan was an assistant women’s volleyball coach at York University. Kwan volunteered as head coach of the boys’ volleyball team of Toronto West Volleyball Club from 1997-2002 and as head coach of the Elite Summer Regional Team of Ontario from 1998-2001, earning bronze in 2000 and gold in 2001.
During his coaching career, Kwan has had a hand in producing nine all-conference players at Defiance College and one athlete playing with the Canadian National Team. Kwan has instructed physical education courses at York University and was a personal trainer and strength & conditioning coach at the Sports Clubs of Canada-Plaza Club. In addition, Kwan has coached both the 15 and 16-year old national travel teams for Premier Volleyball for the last two years, having recently qualified the 16-1 team for the Junior Olympics National Tournament in Atlanta this past summer. He has run camps for the University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University, Premier Elite camp, and local high schools in the Northwest Ohio area.
Kwan earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University in 1999 and a Master of Kinesiology in Coaching degree from York in 2001 also in Toronto. At York, he helped develop some of the top volleyball athletes in the province of Ontario, placing four athletes on the All-Canadian All-Stars.