Volleyball Coach Bio
Neiad Ammary enters his second season as assistant coach for Lehigh.
He joined the Mountain Hawks as an assistant coach with a diverse volleyball background. Ammary, a native of Bethlehem, is the head coach of the Liberty High School boys’ volleyball team and led Liberty to the 2007 District XI Championship with a 19-2 record, its best season in school history. He is also the head coach of Club Lehigh’s Bethlehem Volleyball Club, a Junior Olympic affiliate in the offseason.
Ammary attended the University of Delaware where he was a four-year starter and team captain as an Outside Hitter. Upon graduating, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Delaware and helped the Blue Hens to a fifth place finish at the 2005 National Championships.
In 2008, Ammary took over as Commissioner of the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA), which includes approximately 50 men’s collegiate club volleyball teams on the East Coast. He also currently serves on the Advisory Council for the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation (NCVF) and is Chair of its Division I Ranking Committee and Best Practices Committee.
While Ammary has had success on the sidelines, he has also been competing on the court, playing in indoor sixes and outdoor doubles events at the Open level with various organizations including USA Volleyball and the AVP. In 2009, Ammary trained overseas with the Lebanese National Team in preparation for the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Asian Confederation Championships.
Ammary is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and a lifetime member of the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association.