Justin Stack will begin his secondseason as an assistant coachfor both the men's and women's volleyball progras at Coker in2014-15.
In his first season, the women's team the Cobras went 3-28. Onthe men's side, the Cobras had a strong year finishing 8-21 on theseason. As a team, the Coker men ranked in the top 50 of six majorstatistical categories in NCAA Division I/II men’svolleyball. The trio of Ricardo Ferrer, Artur Cabral and LeshonAlexander were the catalysts behind the recognition. Ferrer andCabral both ranked in the top 50 of aces per set, while Ferrer alsoranked in the top 50 of digs per set and top 25 of assists per set.Alexander ranked in the top 50 in hitting percentage and blocks perset.
Stack comes to Coker after serving as the assistant men’sand women’s volleyball coach at Baruch College for fouryears.
He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Hunter College in 2002,was a four-year standout for the Hawks, leading them to two CUNYACChampionships and a NECVA Championship game appearance in 2001,which was one match away from the Division III Final Four.
In addition, he was named the CUNYAC Tournament MVP in 2001, was amulti-time CUNYAC All-Star, three-time school MVP, and nationallyrecognized in five A.V.C.A. statistical categories, including topfive in aces, hitting percentage and digs.
He was also named to the N.E.C.V.A. First Team All-Conference teamtwice and All-Tournament team, and later was Gold Medalist at theUSA Nationals in Denver 2005.
Stack spent the next five seasons as the Head coach of the BaruchCollege Men’s Volleyball team where he built the program intoa two-time CUNY Athletic Conference Championship team after a 16year drought and received national recognition with a ranking of15th in the nation for Division III for the first time in schoolhistory.
His efforts would not go unnoticed as he was named Coach of theYear by his peers in the CUNYAC in 2005 and 2006. After rebuildingthe volleyball program at Baruch College and serving as anassistant to the women’s program as well, Justin, returned tohis alma mater Hunter College in September of 2007 to serve asCoach for both the men’s and women’s volleyballprograms.
He helped lead the men’s program to a division title,conference championship, a ranking of 11th in the nation and anECAC Championship, the first in 15 years for any sport at HunterCollege. His success continued with the women where he helped themto a regular season conference title and conference Championship in2007, a 5th seed NCAA tournament berth (highest seed in schoolhistory), and another conference championship and 6th seed NCAAtournament berth in 2008.
Stack has been a Head Coach for various girls youth camps,including Nike Volleyball in San Diego, Columbia UniversityVolleyball Camp and NYC Juniors Volleyball Club. His experiencewith girl’s volleyball also extends through his commitment asa referee for N.Y State volleyball and has consistently been aState Finals referee.
Stack was also a former assistant athletic director at HostosCommunity College before joining the athletic staff at MonroeCollege as Head Women’s Volleyball Coach and Athletic EventsCoordinator.
In his first season, he helped the Lady mustangs compile a recordof 27-4, win their region and gain a berth into the NJCAA NationalTournament, all of which were first-time achievements in MonroeCollege women’s volleyball history.
Justin Stack currently resides in Hartsville with his wifeAllison and their two children, Logan and Zoey.