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Coaches and Staff

Dan Mansell Technical Dir

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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Joel Stanford

214-616-3668 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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Dan Altro

914-645-8427 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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