Hong Haechon assumed the position of head coach of the U23 men’s team in May 2015. Hong did an excellent job as he led his team to a second place finish at the 2015 Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship. As a player, Hong’s career spanned for 17 years. He played for Gyonggi University, one of the best university teams in Korea, and Korea Investment, the 14-time winner of the Korean League. As a coach, he started with Songrim High School volleyball team in 2005 and led them to several national high school volleyball championships.