Courtesy of Holy Family University Athletics
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (July 2, 2019) -- Holy Family University has named Collin Sibilia its new head women's volleyball coach as announced by Director of Athletics Tim Hamill on Friday. Sibilia becomes the program's fifth head coach after spending the previous three seasons at near-by University of the Sciences as an assistant coach.
"I am very excited to announce that Collin Sibilia will be taking over our women's volleyball program," said Hamill. "Collin's knowledge of the game is impeccable to go along with his experience within the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference and East Region will help make a smooth transition. I have full faith in him to continue to grow the team and be a contender within the region for years to come."
Sibilia spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach at USciences. In 2018 the Devils finished with their most victories overall and in conference play since the 2015 season. Sibilia also helped recruit freshman Caelin Jaskot who finished her first season of collegiate action with 767 assists; sixth most in Devils' single season history.
"I am honored and excited that Tim [Hamill] and the Athletic Department selected me to take over this successful and talented women's volleyball program," said Sibilia. "Coach [Jeff] Rotondo and his coaching staff have done an outstanding job growing this program into a powerhouse in the CACC and also the nation. I am eager to continue what they have created and grow the program to achieve even greater success on the court, in the classroom, and on campus."
At USciences, Sibilia was in charge of the setters and middle blockers, while also scouting future opponents and providing strategic details about multiple aspects of the upcoming matches. He also assisted in organizing and leading practices that transitioned into helping head coach Angie Smith with in-match decisions.
Sibilia was a two-year member of the men's soccer team at Division III Misericordia University, where he was part of the teams that captured the Middle Atlantic Conference championship in 2012 and qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2012 and 2013.
Following an injury that ended his soccer career, Sibilia began helping the women's volleyball program as a student-assistant coach. From there he quickly developed into a key component of the staff that earned the Middle Atlantic Conference Coaching Staff of the Year in 2014. The team qualified for the conference tournament in each of his two seasons.
While attending Misericordia, Sibilia also coached during the summers for the volleyball club Quandomania. After four years of coaching the summer sand volleyball program, he was promoted to director of the Player's Edge Summer Volleyball Program.
Sibilia received his Bachelor of Arts in History in 2016, while also obtaining a teaching certification in Citizenship for Secondary Education, from Misericordia. In May of 2018, he completed his Master of Arts in History at Villanova University.
ABOUT THE CACC
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Nyack College, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.