Downstate 15 Red Kurt Pelaccio,   This will be my 13th coaching here at Downstate. I’ve coached everything from volleybees to 17’s, the past 6 years as the 15 red head coach.  This is my favorite age group!!! I’ve been coaching girls sports for over 22 years including Travel softball , basketball and soccer.  I have three…

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Aspire Technical Director Dan Mansell brings a significant depth and breadth of playing and coaching experience to the Downstate Juniors Program.  Dan started his playing career at a young age like most of the girls here at Downstate, in Western NY.  While in high school, Dan played boys junior VB for EdenVBC and competed in…

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joe@downstatevolleyball.com Joe has been coaching volleyball for 18 years and began playing before that. He started as an assistant coach at Hartwick College in the fall of 1999. He graduated from college and immediately found a job teaching and began coaching at the high school level. After three seasons as a JV coach and one season as a…

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214-616-3668 joel@downstatevolleyball.com Following his collegiate soccer career, Joel played adult volleyball in the Lone Star region of USA Volleyball (USAV) where he won four regional championships as a player prior to beginning his coaching career. Joel began coaching volleyball in the North Texas region where he won a Junior National Championship, in 2005. His teams have…

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914-645-8427 dan@downstatevolleyball.com Co‐Director and Head Coach Daniel Altro, “Dan” as he is most commonly known as in the volleyball world, has been running and/or coaching Downstate Juniors since 1993. Dan started his coaching career in the summer of 1984 coaching track and field for the Westchester PAL.  Volleyball entered Dan’s life at Bill Schroh’s 4th of July backyard family BBQ…

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Downstate 13 Black capped off a good weekend of competition at the 2019 Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival by bringing home the 13s championship. Congratulations to this promising young team! Downstate 17 Black also took first in the 17 Open division! Overall, Downstate had a good showing at this 100+ court tournament, including 2x 1st, 2x…

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