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John Lucas
Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Alma Mater: Lees-McRae
Graduating Year: 2014
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: (843) 953-6469

John Lucas is in his first season as an assistant coach with the College of Charleston volleyball program.

A former collegiate volleyball player, Lucas previously served as an assistant coach at William & Mary during the 2015 season.

“We are really excited to have John join us here in Charleston,” CofC Head Coach Jason Kepner said. “His experience in the CAA will definitely help him make a quick transition. He will be a great complement to our staff and I know the players will benefit right away from having him in our gym.”

Leading up to his collegiate coaching career, Lucas assisted with a number of camps in the North Carolina and South Carolina area including at CofC and Appalachian State. In his full-time work, he was a videographer with Sierra Ford Photography, producing, editing and distributing videos of major events such as weddings. He also worked as a freelance production assistant.

Enjoying a four-year playing career at Lees-McRae College in North Carolina, he captained the Bobcats to a combined record of 57-49 from 2011-14. Lucas averaged 1.99 kills and 0.78 blocks per set in his career, while also hitting 58 aces (0.18 per set) and 1.01 digs per set.

In 2012, he was a second-team all-league selection in the Conference Carolinas and had career highs of 15 kills, four aces, 12 digs and seven blocks in a match.

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, he played both club and high school volleyball. In 2014, he graduated cum laude from Lees-McRae with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in fine arts. While an undergraduate, Lucas served as an intern in the Lees-McRae communications office, working on projects to capture all aspects of campus life using photography and videography imagery.