Pepperdine alum Scott Wong was named the Waves' head women's volleyball coach in December of 2014, becoming the fifth head coach in the program's history.
Wong was a three-time All-American for the Pepperdine men's volleyball team from 1998-01 before serving as an assistant coach for two legendary volleyball instructors. He first assisted Marv Dunphy on the Waves' sideline for four men's seasons between 2005-09. Since 2010, Wong has been associate coach for Dave Shoji and the Hawaii women's volleyball squad. Shoji is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division I women's volleyball history.
The 2001 graduate of Pepperdine University grew up in Pearl City, O`ahu, and played his high school ball at Punahou School in Honolulu.
The Rainbow Wahine enjoyed tremendous success during Wong's time with the program. UH won four league titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament all five seasons with Wong on the sideline. Hawaii reached as far as the regional semifinals in 2011, losing a tightly contested match to USC. The `Bows just recently concluded the 2014 season with a 22-7 record after reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Lyndsey Weisenberg, a 2004 graduate of Pepperdine, entered the role of Director of Operations with the women’s volleyball team in January of 2016. She joined the staff as a volunteer assistant in March of 2015. She is currently entering her third season on the sidelines with the Waves in any fashion. In her two seasons with Pepperdine, the Waves have gone 30-31 (.492) against opponents.
Weisenberg (née Hache’) was a standout member of the Waves’ women’s volleyball team from 2000-03, where she also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She continued her education at Pepperdine, earning her Master of Arts in Education, while earning a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in 2006.
On the court for the Waves, Weisenberg was an instrumental player, and is still a prominent name in the record books for her efforts in the rally-scoring era. She was the annual leader in 2001 with 77 total blocks, in 2002 with a .386 hitting percentage and 111 total blocks and in 2003 with 126 total blocks.
She ranks 1st all-time in single-match records with 13 total blocks in five sets at Gonzaga on Oct. 17, 2003, 2nd for a .812 hitting percentage (13-0-16) against Loyola College on Sep. 13, 2002 and 3rdwith a .786 hitting percentage (11-0-14) at Saint Mary’s College on Oct. 19, 2001.
Julie Bennett joined the Waves in March 2017 as an assistant coach for the 2017-18 season. Bennett was recently inducted into the Pepperdine University Department of Athletics' 2016 Hall of Fame this past fall.
Most recently, Bennett has been a Director of Volleyball for the Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, Calif. since 2015 where she planned, oversaw and coached programming throughout the year. Prior to that, she worked as an ACSM certified personal trainer since 2013, working with clients to help them achieve fitness goals. During the same time and since 2006, Bennet coached at Pacifica Christian High School in Santa Monica, Calif, at Sports Shack Volleyball Club in Westwood, Calif., gave private lessons and helped the Waves with Pepperdine Volleyball summer camps in Malibu. At Pacifica Christian, she led her team to a 2013 CIF-SS D4a Championships and earned Coach of the Year status.
Bennett, formerly Rubenstein, was a standout on the Pepperdine women's volleyball team for a four-year period, never missing a set and playing in all 423 of them during her time as a Wave. She remains one of the top players in program history to this day. She was named to the AVCA All-American third team as a senior and earned All-WCC honors in each of her four seasons, including the last three on the first team. She was also picked to the AVCA All-Pacific Region first team as a senior in 2008.
Kyle Luongo, 2010 Pepperdine graduate, joined the women's volleyball staff as an assistant coach in February 2014.
Luongo was a member of the Waves' men's volleyball team from 2008-10. He was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Michigan prior to returning to Malibu.
He began working for the Wolverines' women's volleyball program as a volunteer assistant coach in May of 2013. In addition to scouting opponents, he assisted in team practices and individual training sessions, and also served as a camp director for Michigan's summer volleyball camps.