Matthew Cochenour

matt@downstatevolleyball.com After leaving the military as a combat medic, Matthew Cochenour had to reestablish himself in a new career. Trying a couple different paths, he looked back to his childhood and realized sports is what gave him his joy. So, a close friend, in Germany at the time, introduced him to some volleyball greats. He…

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Joe Felipe

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joe@downstatevolleyball.com Joe has been coaching volleyball for 21 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…

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Joel Stanford

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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Dan Altro

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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