Academy Volleyball Club is proud to announce that it’s Head Director and Head Coach of the Girls 16 Red team, Kevin DesLauriers, has been named the 2017 East Coast Conference (ECC) Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year.
Earlier this year DesLauriers accepted a position as Molloy College’s Women’s Volleyball Head Coach (NCAA II). DesLauriers inherited a team that finished the previous year with an overall record of 6-25. He then proceeded to lead one of the most drastic turnarounds in ECC Conference history. In just his first year as Head Coach, DesLauriers guided the Molloy Lions to an overall record of 23-5, the top seed in the ECC playoff tournament, and the teams’ first-ever ECC Championship.
To drive home the significance of DesLauries’ accomplishment, this season was the Molloy Womens’ Volleyball first ever 20-win season – and first winning season since 1998.
And He’s Not Done Yet…
After winning the ECC Championship, Coach DesLauriers began to guide Molloy as they compete in the NCAA Eastern Regionals tournament – another first in Molloy history. On Thursday November 30th, the Molloy Lions defeated St. Anslem in a thrilling 5-set match. The Lions came back from an 0-2 set defecit to take the final three sets and advance in the NCAA tournament. Their next match is on Friday December 1, 2017 as the take on the No. 6 seed American International College in West Haven Connecticut.
Congratulations to Kevin DesLauriers on winning the 2017 ECC Coach of the Year Award – and best of luck in the NCAA tournament!