Boys’ volleyball: A proud coach at Van Nuys High


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The Van Nuys High boys’ volleyball team just returned from a trip to Hawaii to play in the prestigious Iolani tournament that included nationally ranked Punohou.

Coach David Chae couldn’t have been more proud after his team received the ‘Coach Eddie Hamada’ award that stands for ‘discipline, teamwork and humility.’


In an email, Chae wrote, ‘People do not hear about how life changing a trip can be. If you interview any of my guys, they will tell you that this was certainly a life-changing, eye-opening experience. People must wonder how a school from LAUSD could receive such an award. In the midst of much negativity in the district, there are some bright spots that should receive recognition.’

-- Eric Sondheimer