Women's Volleyball

William Tatge
William Tatge
Title: Head Women's Volleyball Coach
Phone: (828) 898-8714
Email: tatgew@lmc.edu

Tatge enters his second season as the women's volleyball coach at Lees-McRae College.

"William is ready for this opportunity and we are all very excited to have him in our athletic department," praised McPhail. "He possess 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." 

As the assistant women's volleyball coach and head junior varsity coach, he organized all travel plans and meals for road trips while scouting and developing practice plans to simulate opponents and created scouting reports.

Tatge was responsible for planning and executing individual practices for the hitters, blockers, setters and back row players while maintaining all aspects of game film.

Prior to his time at Montreat, Tatge was the head men's and assistant women's volleyball coach from May 2012-July 2013 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 coach at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minn. Tatge assisted in running summer camps and clinics and assisted greatly in the recruiting process.

Tatge played for a trio of teams as a right side hitter, including Indiana University. He was a setter/right side hitter for Team Durham and Team Northumbria.

He earned a bachelors in history with a business administration minor at Bethany Lutheran College in May 2011 before earning his masters in management.

Tatge is USAV CAP 1 and IMPACT certified.