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Gene Doorley - Head Coach
Phone: (607) 587-4569
After nine seasons at the helm of the Alfred State volleyball program, Gene Doorley has the Lady Pioneers heading towards the top of Region III and Division III of the NJCAA. The Blue and Gold are 211-102 (.674 winning percentage) in his nine years and have made eight straight appearances in the Region III Division III Tournament.
In the past six years, Doorley has led the Blue and Gold to a 173-56 record (.755 winning percentage). During this run, the Lady Pioneers earned #1 seeds in the Region III Division III Tournament three times, claimed thirteen regular season tournament titles and the Region III Championship in 2007 and 2008, been ranked in the top ten of the NJCAA Division III poll, and ended the college’s 30-year quest for a trip to the National Championship.
In 2008, the team set a new program records with 38 victories (38-4) and 4th place finish at Nationals. The team also won the school’s WNYAC championship.
In 2011, the Lady Pioneers qualified for the Region III Division III Tournament with a 23-17 record. The Pioneers had two athletes named All-Region and two named All-WNYAC.
Doorley has been named the AVCA Northeast Coach of the Year three times, the NJCAA District A Coach the Year twice, and the Region III Coach of the Year once.
Doorley has had five players named NJCAA All-American, including Brianne McMahon who was a two-time recipient.
Doorley joined the Alfred State staff in 2002 after spending five years as the head coach at Alfred University. During his tenure the Saxons advanced to the State Championship four times, ECAC Championship, and the NCAA Division III Championship. Doorley has collected the most wins in Alfred University History.
Doorley earned an Associate Degree from Alfred State and his Bachelor Degree in Fitness and Health from SUNY Cortland. Doorley later went on to St. Bonaventure and earned his teaching certification in Physical Education. Doorley participated in volleyball at both Cortland and Bonaventure.
Doorley also directs and instructs several volleyball camps throughout New York and Pennsylvania. In addition to his coaching duties Doorley is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, CSCS and runs the fitness center at Alfred State.
He lives in Hornell with his wife, Michele, son, Matt and daughter, Tayghan.