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Nick MacRae
Nick  MacRae

Associate Head Coach

6th Season


Nick MacRae enters his sixth season overall, and fourth as an assistant coach, at Long Beach State. MacRae is also the recruiting coordinator for the Beach.

MacRae was an integral part of the 2017 Beach team that finished the year with a No. 3 national ranking after compiling a 27-4 overall record and a 16-2 conference mark. The Beach made their second-straight appearance in the NCAA Final Four and boasted six All-Americans including the 2017 AVCA and MPSF Player of the Year in TJ DeFalco.

With MacRae on the bench, the Beach captured their first-ever MPSF Tournament Championship and recorded a perfect 16-0 record when playing inside the Walter Pyramid.

MacRae was honored for his hard work as he was awarded the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) 2017 Thirty Under 30 Award which honors up-and-coming coaching talent at all levels of the sport.

In his time as an assistant coach at Long Beach State, MacRae has seen the Beach put together an 85-35 overall record for a winning percentage of .708. Additionally, the Beach have compiled a conference record of 59-27 (.686) with one MPSF Tournament Championship, four MPSF Tournament appearances, and a pair of NCAA Championship showings.

In 2013, MacRae served as the director of operations for LBSU men's volleyball and helped engineer the team's run to the MPSF Tournament finals. It was Long Beach State's best season in five years as they finished with a 24-8 overall record.

MacRae owns a long list of volleyball experience as he has served as a coach for the USA High Performance Championships in 2014 and 2015. He also coaches at various USA High Performance camps. Additionally, MacRae served as the technical coordinator for the USA Men's Pan American Team and helped the U.S. claim a gold medal in the Dominican Republic (2012), while the squad placed fifth at the 2013 Pan Am Games in Mexico City.

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