Tabor College hires Goenawan as new volleyball coach

Tabor College has hired Marshall Goenawan as its head volleyball coach, effective Jan. 14.

Goenawan comes to Tabor from Piedmont International University in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he was an assistant coach. He has been working with USA Volleyball Indoor High Performance as an assistant coach and lead tryouts evaluator. He has also been involved with many club and high school programs during his coaching career.

Active in the American Volleyball Coaches Association, Goenawan earned his IMPACT Coaching Certification from USA Volleyball in 2013. In 2016, he completed Level 1 of the USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program.

Goenawan said Tabor’s excellence and current volleyball players are two reasons he pursued the opening.

“Tabor College has a unique experience and tradition of excellence on and off the volleyball court,” he said. “The eagerness of players to play at the next level was evident during my visit to the school and I am excited to continue the tradition of excellence while I’m there.”

Goenawan said he hopes to combine his vision with Tabor’s to achieve success for his players.

“We strive to provide players an opportunity to have fun, make friends, gain experience on and off the court,” he said. “We teach values such as teamwork, patience and positive attitude while building character and a lifelong love of the sport. In everything we do, we hope to bring joy in the kingdom of God and to play for his glory.”

Goenawan said his experiences will help Tabor’s program achieve success.

“My experience with USA Volleyball Indoor High Performance National Team Training Program has helped with managing and coaching high-skilled athletes while pursuing a common goal to prepare athletes to perform at the highest level of volleyball,” Goenawan said.

“We look forward to the leadership Coach Goenawan will provide our volleyball program at Tabor,” said Shawn Reed, Tabor’s interim athletics director. “Coach Goenawan has an outstanding understanding of the game of volleyball in addition to strong coaching experience in club, collegiate and USA volleyball.

Reed added, “The most exciting part of Marshall leading our volleyball program is his desire to use excellence in competition as a platform for ministry.”