18's Assistant Coach
Sun Yong “Peter” Kim enters his fourth season with Virginia Elite as an assistant coach of the 18’s team. Kim boasts an impressive 47 years of experience in playing and coaching volleyball, including a total of 10 years coaching in the Chesapeake Region and Palmetto Region.
Kim previously coached for three years with Vienna Elite Volleyball Club, where he led his 2014 15’s team to the all-time best USAV GJNC finish by any CHRVA member team. He coached for a year with the Northern Virginia Volleyball Association and for three years with Hurricane Volleyball Club in Palmetto Region. Beyond the youth ranks, Kim spent two seasons as the head coach of an adult men’s team in the Korean American Association of Washington, D.C., and medaled both years at the nationwide Korean American Sports Festival. In addition to being IMPACT certified, Kim is certified as a USAV National, VHSL, and PAVO referee.
Kim was formally introduced to volleyball at Haverford Senior High School, where he played for four years on the Boys varsity team, as a serving specialist and a defensive specialist, and later went on to play intramural volleyball at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then continued playing for the US Pacific Army Volleyball Team and a USAV B/BB team (Surgical Strikers). Kim received a B.S. in Chemistry from MIT and an M.D. from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He currently resides in Oakton, Virginia, and is a retired U.S. Army physician.