Lok-Tin Yao begins his ninth season as an assistant coach at Wheaton College in 2019-20.
Yao began his collegiate coaching career under first-year Wheaton head coach Craig Letourneau at Emerson College in 2010. He assisted with the overall coaching, supervision, recruiting process, and organization of the Emerson program. During his tenure, he saw three student-athletes garner conference player of the week honors and another receiver rookie of the week accolades.
While still a student at Mount Ida, Yao became an assistant coach at Boys Latin Academy in 1997, where he helped both the girls and boys teams qualify for the MIAA State Playoff Tournament in each of his five seasons as an assistant. In 2011, Yao became a coach for both the MBSC Nike Volleyball Camp and Smash Volleyball.
A 2008 graduate of Mount Ida with a bachelor of science in sports management, Yao was a Dean’s List student and also received the President’s Merit Scholarship. He was a two-year student-athlete for the Mustangs, where he was an outside hitter, middle hitter, and defensive specialist/libero.
Yao holds a National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Education Certification. He currently plays for both the Knights Outdoor 9-Man club volleyball team and also in the BSSC Amateur Volleyball League.