By Jennifer Coco
Tien Nguyen, 61, of New York, is a Senior Games veteran representing the KAV-BufRoc50 Volleyball squad at the 2022 National Senior Games presented by Humana. Originally from Vietnam, Tien acquired his love for volleyball during time spent at a refugee camp in Guam. Tien arrived in the United States in 1975, and went on to play collegiate volleyball in Minnesota.
Three years ago, Tien had open heart surgery due to a genetic heart disease. Like many senior athletes, Tien’s doctor said the only reason he made it through was his dedication to staying active and exercising daily. “Working out and playing volleyball kept me alive,” Tien shares.
Best of luck to Tien and his teammates!