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 varsity assistant, Joe was hired to take over the Walter Panas High School volleyball program. In the past 13 seasons the team has gone on to win seven league titles, three sectional championships, and three times finished in the top four teams in NYS, including a 2016 NYS Championship. Joe began coaching at Downstate Juniors in 2007. He has coached in both the Aspire and National programs. Over the last four seasons, his national level teams have won two regional championships and four bids to the AAU national tournament. Joe has a passion for volleyball youth development and continues to pursue avenues to help develop youth volleyball in our area.

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