Fethi Mkaouer first guided Tunisia's men's team from 1994 to 1996, before returning in 2010. He oversaw their World League debut in 2014 where they won one match and finished equal-seventh in Group 3, an improvement on their winless World Championships campaign that year. Mkaouer and Tunisia have had better luck in regional international tournaments, winning African Championships bronze in 2011, silver in front of their home fans in 2013 and gold at the 2012 Arab Volleyball Championships. Mkaouer was in charge of the Tunisia Olympic Games teams that finished equal-11th in 1996 and 2012. He also spent time as head coach of Bahrain's men's team.