The Marymount (Va.) University athletics department is happy to announce the newest addition to the Saint family, as Director of Athletics Jamie Reynolds announced Dan Liberto as the new Head Men's Volleyball Coach on Tuesday afternoon.
"I am pleased to announce that Dan will be joining our department as the Head Men's Volleyball Coach," Reynolds said. "He brings so many qualities that are necessary to be a successful coach. He has a passion for the game, is a successful recruiter while at the helm of both a men's and women's program and he understands the importance of cultivating and maintaining relationships."
"He has been on the staff of programs reaching the highest level of NCAA play and will be a great mentor for our student-athletes. He is also involved with the DIII NCAA Men's Volleyball National Committee, so he is up-to-date and very involved in the exciting and changing landscape of DIII men's volleyball," Reynolds added.
Liberto brings a surplus of knowledge to Marymount, having coaching experience at countless schools and camps since 2010 along with playing four years, including two years as captain, at DIII volleyball powerhouse State University of New York (SUNY)-New Paltz.
Most recently, he finished up his third season as the head coach for the men's and women's volleyball programs at SUNY Polytechnic in Utica, New York. On the women's side, he accumulated a 63-36 tally over the three-year stretch, including a 47-17 mark the last two seasons. Going 23-2 the past two years in the North Eastern Athletic Conference, Liberto guided the Wildcats to back-to-back regular-season championship titles while he was named NEAC Coach of the Year both years. The most successful season of 26-5 in 2015 also had the Wildcats claim major awards of NEAC Player and Rookie of the Year.
On the men's side, he pieced together a three-year total of 51-41 while seeing six of his players earn All-Conference selection. With an 11-5 tally in NEAC play, the Wildcats finished tied for third in the league. Beyond his coaching, he is also a serving on the NCAA DIII Men's National Committee until 2018.
Prior to his time at SUNY-Poly, he worked as an assistant at several other DIII schools including Keuka College, SUNY-Geneso and Nazareth College. Additionally, he has coached at the boy's club level with the Pace Bootlegger and Victor Volleyball clubs in Rochester, New York. His 17-under boys' team finished in the top-15 nationally in 2013.
He has been actively involved with the USA Volleyball High Performance programs since 2012. During his time, he has assisted in the tryout process for the High Performance pipeline, as well as worked a number of camps sponsored by the USA Volleyball High Performance program.
Liberto holds a CAP I coaching accreditation level, and is an active member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association. He has worked a number of collegiate volleyball camps including the University of Texas, Cornell, SUNY-Binghamton, and Nazareth. He is also a certified volleyball official.
"I'm honored to be chosen to lead the Marymount men's volleyball program," Liberto said. "In such a short time, Marymount has built a great tradition as a top men's volleyball program. I would like to thank Jamie Reynolds and the search committee for the opportunity. I look forward to getting to work immediately."
Liberto graduated from SUNY-New Paltz in 2010 with degrees in Geography and History before earning his Master's at SUNY-Brockport in 2013 in Athletic Administration.
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