Coach Chung comes with a wealth of knowledge from his competitive days as a sprinter and as a successful high school coach.
He graduated from Grady High School in Brooklyn, NY. He was an All-State runner in the 400m, finishing 2nd at State. He clocked in a personal best of 48.2 seconds for the event as a high school athlete. He also ran the 200m, 4×100, and 4×400 for Grady HS and ran cross country as well.
Chung is a University of Iowa Student Athlete Alum, where he completed his undergraduate studies as a full scholarship athlete. He was an All-Big 10 athlete his freshman year for the Hawkeyes. He is on the All-Time list for the Hawkeyes for both the indoor 400m (47.65) and the outdoor 100m (10.40). He was also the outdoor Big 10 Champion in the 1600m relay (3:07.05). Chung’s leadership was crucial to him and his team’s success as he was named team captain for the Hawkeyes during his time there.
He comes to ITFC with a successful coaching career. He coached at Benson High School in Omaha, NE for 6 years. He specialized in coaching the 400m runners. During his 6 years there, his 4x400m relay teams won the Class A State Title twice. He also coached three 400m runners to top 3 finishes at the state meet in four years.
Coach Chung currently works for the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics as the Project Management Office Director.
Special thanks to our previous coaching staff: Colton Schwartz, Bri Lantrip, and JD!