Hannah Long enters her fourth season as head coach of the Queens University of Charlotte women's volleyball program in 2019. She joined the Royals from Southwestern University where she served as the program's head coach for 12 seasons.
During the 2017 season, Long, who earned her 400th career coaching victory on Oct. 14, 2017, led Queens to a 23-8 overall record and its first South Atlantic Conference Championship since joining the league in 2013. The Royals advanced to the NCAA Regionals for the second straight season.
Six members of the Queens University of Charlotte women's volleyball team received postseason honors from the South Atlantic Conference. The Royals also received three All-Region awards and four All-State honors from different organizations.
In 2016, the Royals advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in NCAA Championship play for the first time in program history. The Royals were able to finish this season with a record of 16-6 in SAC play; another record in program history. They advanced to the semifinals in the conference tournament and were tabbed the No. 7 seed in the region as they advanced into the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2013.
While at Southwestern, Long built the program to a 362-93 overall record which included three conference titles in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). She was named SCAC Coach of the Year four-times while claiming the American Volleyball Coaches Association's South Region Coach of the Year in 2009. As she helped to raise the team to a Top 25 division III program, Long produced nine AVCA All-American nods and five SCAC player of the year recipients.
Long's vision for the program brought the Pirates to a NCAA Regional Tournament on 10 different occasions across her 12-year span as head coach. The team reached the regional semifinals six different times with her latest coming in 2013. She would reach the regional finals match, twice.
Prior to Southwestern, Long worked as an assistant coach at Western Oregon University and Portland State University. A player herself, Long was a two-sport athlete while at Portland State playing for both the school's volleyball and basketball team. For volleyball, she served time as team captain in addition to making both the Big Sky all-conference team and the all-academic team. She earned the nod as the school's Female Athlete of the Year in 1999 and the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1998.
Long has a master's degree in educational administration from Texas A&M and a bachelor's degree from Portland State in mathematics and communication.
Chandler Lentz begins her first season as an assistant coach for the women's volleyball team during the 2019-20 season.
Lentz comes to Queens after spending time with Cooper Clinic Aerobics as a fitness associate and completing her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio. During her time at UTSA, Lentz served as a graduate assistant for UTSA Outdoor Pursuits and was a member of the Texas State University Career Services team providing career development and counseling to students and alumni.
Lentz spent three years at Invado Volleyball Club and Skyline Volleyball Club as a head coach and was also the head freshman coach and assistant varsity coach at Ursuline Academy in Dallas, Texas where her team was 13-7 overall and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Tapps 5A Volleyball Tournament.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Lentz played under current Queens Head Coach Hannah Long as an all-American defensive specialist at Southwestern University from 2011-14, helping lead the Pirates to three NCAA Division III Tournament appearances.
She played in 332 total sets across 92 career matches, totaling 1,519 digs (4.58/set). She holds the school record for total digs in a three-set match (28) and her 734 digs during the 2013 season are the second most in SU program history. Lentz also totaled 172 assists and 85 service aces during her career, landing on the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference Team twice.
Lentz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology and Exercise & Sports Science from Southwestern.