Tatge enters his third season as the women's volleyball coach at Lees-McRae College with a coaching background that spans two continents.
"William is ready for this opportunity and we are all very excited to have him in our athletic department," praised McPhail. "He possesses the qualities of a young coach with a very bright future. We are looking forward to him teaching, guiding and developing our young women volleyball players and giving them a great experience."
Tatge is no stranger to success after claiming the 2014 Appalachian Athletic Conference and AVCA Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the year during his two-year stint at Montreat College in Montreat, N.C.
"I would like to thank Dr. (Barry) Buxton and Craig McPhail for this wonderful opportunity. I am excited to build on the success that these young ladies had last season as well as the tremendous success that the women's volleyball program has had in its very impressive history," said Tatge. "I think we have a great group of ladies returning and I am looking forward to building the program into a conference and national contender."
Prior to his time at Montreat, Tatge was the head men's and assistant women's volleyball coach at Durham University in Durham, United Kingdom. He performed a wide variety of coaching tasks on the practice and game court. He served as the liaison between the volleyball program and athletic department as the head men's coach.
From Aug. 2010-May 2012, he was the assistant volleyball coach at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minn. Tatge also assisted with softball and men’s soccer while at BLC.
William played for Team Northumbria in the English National League as well as for Team Durham and Indiana University during his postgraduate and undergraduate studies. He also played collegiate soccer, basketball, and tennis during his undergraduate studies.
He earned a master’s degree in management from Durham University Business School, a top 75 program globally. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in business administration and coaching.
Tatge is USAV CAP 1 and IMPACT certified.