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Justin Wong comes to the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi staff as an assistant coach with nearly a decade of collegiate coaching experience and over 15 years at the club level. He joins the Islanders out of Georgetown University, where he has served as the assistant coach since 2015.
With the Hoyas, Wong was instrumental in the development of Symone Speech and Alyssa Sinnette as the duo both reached the 1,000 kill milestone their junior year in 2017. In addition, GU posted its best start to a season since 2012 while Speech earned back-to-back All-BIG EAST accolades including the program’s first AVCA All-Region and First Team All-BIG EAST selection since 2001.
In the two years prior to his time in Washington, D.C., Wong was a member of the Delaware State coaching staff. During his time with Delaware State, Wong was promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach. As the program’s only assistant coach, Wong was involved in all aspects of managing the program. Inside the gym, he assisted in training all skills but his main focus was on the outside hitters. Besides training, Wong's responsibilities included video scouting & statistical analysis while also serving as the recruiting coordinator and assisting with the travel budget and logistics.
In his two seasons at Delaware State, the Hornets had five players named to all-tournament teams as well as three players earn Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Weekly Honors.
Wong spent 2012 at Ohio University as the volunteer assistant where he helped in player development, opponent scouting, practice planning and other administrative duties. The Bobcats achieved a final record of 21-10 and led the conference in six out of seven statistical categories which culminated in its ninth Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship.
Prior to Ohio, Wong started his collegiate coaching career at Miami University (of Ohio), where he served as volunteer assistant and was promoted to interim assistant coach in 2011. While on the RedHawks' coaching staff, he was responsible for video analysis and opponent scouting.
Outside of his collegiate coaching experience, he coached one of the top 15 open teams at Dallas Skyline Juniors in 2012 and then at Mintonette Sports in Columbus, Ohio. While at Mintonette, he helped lead the 17's team to a second place finish at USA Junior Nationals and a No. 40 ranking by PrepVolleyball.com among the top 17's national teams in the country. His most recent stop was with Metro Volleyball Club based in the Washington, DC area. He assisted 16 Travel his first year and then the following year was the head coach of the 14 Travel team that qualified in Open.
Wong played collegiately at Ohio State University on the men's club team as an outside hitter. He earned his bachelor's degree in Sports & Leisure studies: Coaching & Leisure Management and his master's degree in Sport Behavior & Performance at Miami University (of Ohio).
Alexis Crimes was hired as the Islanders' assistant volleyball coach on Aug. 1, 2018.
Crimes, who was an alternate on the United State's 2016 Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro, brings a wealth of volleyball knowledge to the Island. A four-year American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America performer at Long Beach State, Grimes has been a member of the Team USA's national team pool since 2008. She enjoyed a nine-year professional career from 2009-17. She started her career in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, and made stops in Vienna, Austria, Bielsko-Biala, Poland, Bergamo, Italy, Azerbaijan, Baku and Sarriyer, Turkey.
In 2007, she graduated from Long Beach State with her degree in criminal justice. She completed her master's at LBSU in 2010 and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Crimes has also spent time as a motivational speaker and worked with Operation Jumpstart as a mentor to assist high school students. In 2008, she trained with Team USA at the Colorado Springs Training Center and continued to work with the program from 2009-12 in Anaheim, Calif.
The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., native helped lead Long Beach State to four-consecutive NCAA Tournaments. She was a Big-West first team performer all four years and was the conference's co-Player of the Year as a junior after being named the AVCA West Freshman of the Year in 2004. Crimes still holds the 49ers' career record for block assists with 494. She ranks second in total blocks with 598, third in career kills with 1,756, fourth in solo blocks with 104 and is fifth in attack percentage at .364. During her junior year, she set the school's single match record by hitting .636 against CSU Northridge, recording 21 kills on 33 attempts with no errors.