Meet Coach Ahmed 

Coach Ahmed played volleyball professionally for more than a decade and has coached professionally for the last 15 years. He joined the Egyptian National Team at the age of 17 and shortly after, he competed internationally. 

Coach Ahmed's professional career in the Egyptian premier league began when he was recruited by Semoha Club in Alexandria, Egypt in 1997. From 2001–2006 he played for Al Sharkia, one of the top teams in the premier league, and was widely recognized as one of the league’s best setters. 

In 2006,  coach Ahmed coached the women’s club team at Princeton University and served as a director of volleyball skills development at the New Jersey Volleyball Academy. In 2010, coach Ahmed joined the Harvard University men’s volleyball program as an assistant coach, working with head coach Brian Baise. In 2012, the Crimson earned the program’s first-ever national ranking, finishing the year at no. 15 in the AVCA coaches poll. Harvard posted an 18-6 overall record that year and finished second in the EIVA conference. 

Coach Ahmed has a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Suez Canal University in Port Said, Egypt where he specialized in volleyball coaching and training. Coach Ahmed graduated with honors and was recognized as one of the top students in his field by the former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. After college, he took on a role in the Egyptian Ministry of Youth as a program specialist.