Doorley Named Coach of the Year

Coach Doorley is Coach of the YearAlfred State College volleyball coach Gene Doorley has earned two national Coach of the Year awards.  For the third straight season Doorley has been named the American Volleyball Coaches Association Northeast Coach of the Year and for the second straight season he has been named the NJCAA Division III District A Coach of the Year.

Doorley helped lead the Lady Pioneers to new heights in 2008.  Alfred State established new program records with 38 wins (38-4 overall) and a 4th place finish at the NJCAA Division III National Championships.  The Lady Pioners also won the Western New York Athletic Conference regular season and postseason championship, with a perfect 8-0 mark, for the first time since the late 1980's.

During his six years at the helm of the Lady Pioneers volleyball program, Doorley has a 144-59 mark.  The team has made five straight trips to the Regional Tournament, earned the #1 seed for the regionals three straight seasons, and has advanced to the NJCAA Division III National Championships the past two season.  During the past three season's the Lady Pioneers have a .891 (106-13) winning percentage.

This season two of his athletes (Yurika Toyodome and Jenni Jerome) were named NJCAA Division III All-Americans, three athletes were named All-Region (Toyodome - Player of the Year, Jerome, and Breanna Horton), and four athletes were named All-WNYAC (Toyodome, Jerome, Horton, and Linn).

Doorley was presented the NJCAA District A Coach of the Year during the national championships in Rochester, MN and will be officially presented the AVCA Northeast Coach of the Year award on December 18 in Omaha, NE.