Delgado Reyes enters his ninth season with the Mustangs women’s volleyball program heading into the 2019 season. Coach Delgado Reyes has been one Puerto Rico’s most revered volleyball coaches. Along with his impressive track record of success, Coach Delgado Reyes emphasizes a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence both on and off the court. Delgado Reyes joined Monroe…

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Iris Bromfield played one year of high school volleyball and four years at Herbert Lehman College, where she graduated with bachelors in Physical Education and a Master in Health Education. She was the head coach for Boys and Girls Volleyball at John F Kennedy High School for 23 years, during which time they combined to play in 11 PSAL Championships…

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COACH JOHANN comes to downstate after 2 season with Cornell University. In his two seasons with the Big Red, Johann helped the team to a pair of third place finishes in the Ivy League. Cornell amassed a 14-10 overall and 9-5 conference record in 2018, building on this in 2019 and finishing the season with…

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COACH JACKIE was a player at Downstate her senior year at North Rockland High School in 2002.  She returned as a coach with Downstate in 2012. Granger was named the Head Coach at Pace University in Pleasantville in 2018 following a season at Georgetown University, where she served as the Hoyas’ top assistant coach for the 2018…

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Daniela Castro is currently a Physical Education teacher and certified Health teacher. Aside from teaching, Daniela Castro has been coaching a wide variety of sports since 2012.  She started her volleyball coaching career at Walter Panas High School in 2012 as the varsity assistant. In 2012, Walter Panas advanced to the state final four for…

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Samantha Gutmann has been coaching at Downstate since 2014. She has assisted on 13 white, 13 black, 15 black, and 18 black. She has also been the Varsity volleyball coach at Suffern High School in Suffern, New York since 2015. When not in the gym, she teaches 5th grade in New City, NY.

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 Ashley has been coaching volleyball for 13 years, starting at Haldane for the first eight years winning three state titles and has been at Panas for the last five years.  Ashley has been at Downstate since 2015, started as an assistant on 13,14, & 15 Black, then the head coach of 14 black and currently…

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Rick has successfully trained youth sports since 2000, when he became a Brazilian Martial Artist (Capoeira) instructor taking over classes in Yonkers and Queens, training kids ranging from 8 – 17 years old as well as many adults. Rick took the role of soccer coach in 2012, quickly becoming highly engaged, training coaches and referees…

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Dennis has been coaching Club Volleyball at Downstate since 2007, not that long after opening The DAC here in Peekskill, NY.   He has coached 13s to 16s, both Aspire and National teams, Boys and Girls teams.  Dennis has also brought passion and knowledge of the game to Peekskill High School.  Since starting, Peekskill has moved…

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Aspire 16 Silver Jen was the Assistant Coach at Mercy College for five years, then became the head Coach for the next five Years. She coached them to the NYCAC playoffs within her first three years and to the NCAA Division II for the following two years. Jen first started coaching Fox Lane High School in 2008 as…

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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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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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