Christopher Duenow joins the Georgia State University staff as an assistant coach leading up to the 2019 season.
Duenow arrives in Atlanta after three seasons as the Associate Head Coach at Concordia University in Irvine, California. During his time in Irvine, he helped lead the Eagles to a 2016 PacWest Conference Championship and a top-10 regional ranking in two of the program's first three seasons at the NCAA Division II level. Duenow also helped develop ten All-Conference Selections, two All-Region picks, and Concordia's first NCAA Division II All-American.
Duenow spent the previous three years with Spiral Volleyball Club, a premier club program in Chandler, Ariz. as Assistant Club Director and Head Coach. He coached teams from U14-U18 in addition to his role as Technical Advisor and Recruiting Coordinator for both the Boy’s and Girl’s Programs.
Prior to his time at Spiral, Chris was the top assistant coach at Cornell University from 2009-12. From 2002-09 Duenow was the head coach at Concordia University in Portland, Ore. His eight-year tenure with the Cavaliers included the 2002 Cascade Collegiate Conference Championship. His 2002 team posted a perfect 18-0 conference mark on its way to a 24-3 overall record and earned Duenow Cascade Conference Coach of the Year honors.
Duenow also had stints as an assistant at Virginia ('00-'02), Seattle University (2000), and Washington (1999).
Duenow has also been very involved with the USA Volleyball High Performance program. He was selected as the Arizona Region Girl’s Youth High Performance Head Coach for 2013 and 2014 and for the last four years has been on staff for a range of USAV HP summer training programs. He has worked with numerous club programs over the past 25 years including Nike Northwest Juniors, Virginia Volleyball Academy, and, most recently, Prime Volleyball Club in California.
Duenow graduated from the University of Washington in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in music education. He was a four-year starter for the men's club volleyball program where he trained both as a middle hitter and as a setter. He is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and USA Volleyball.