Former Syracuse volunteer assistant rounds out 2018 staff

Colgate volleyball head coach Ryan Baker has announced the addition of Matt DeLong as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2018 season.

DeLong comes to Hamilton after one season as a volunteer assistant coach at Syracuse.

“I’m very excited to add Matt to our staff,” Baker said. “His experience and knowledge at the setter position will be a great addition and complement to our staff.  Matt had a stellar Division I playing career and his coaching experience at Syracuse will allow him to hit the ground running.”

During his season with the Orange, DeLong was responsible for assisting the Syracuse staff with video breakdown, statistics, scouting, drills and recruiting. The Orange went 22-14 overall and 12-8 in the ACC in 2017 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC).

In addition to his time at Syracuse, DeLong has also spent time coaching on the club circuit. He most recently has worked with Club SYRV and NETVC club.

DeLong graduated from King University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He was a member of the volleyball team at King and helped them to a 28-4 record in 2017.

A local native, DeLong was a four-year letterwinner, a two-time regional and state champion and named state MVP as a senior at Victor High School.

By martha

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