Craig Kolek
Craig Kolek
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (603) 897-8467
Previous College: Merrimack College

Coack Kolek was inducted in to the North Eastern Collegiate Volleyball Association Hall of Fame as a Coach on April 2, 2011. Read about the annoucement here: ( Coach K Hall of Fame )

Coach Kolek is entering his 20th season as Raider Head Coach. He has a 411-202 career record which includes a NECVA Championship and a trip to the Molten Division III Final 4 in 2006. The Raiders' 2006 NECVA Championship was a first for any New England team. Their six straight New England Division titles and 7 straight GNAC championships are also a New England and GNAC record.   Coach Kolek was selected as the 2006 AVCA Division III National Coach-of-the-Year and is also a four time NECVA Coach-of-the-Year (’03, ’04,’06, ’09), a two-time New England Coach-of-the-Year (’05, ’06) and a two-time GNAC Coach-of-the-Year ('09 & '13).


Coach Kolek is entering his 18th season as Raider Head Coach. Over the past 17 years, Coach Kolek's teams have posted a 368-172 record for a .681 winning percentage, including 15 straight GNAC playoff appearances and six GNAC championships (‘03, ‘07, ‘08, ‘11, ’13, ‘14). Kolek was also named the 2003, 2010, 2012 and 2015 GNAC Coach-of-the-Year.

Kolek attended Merrimack College (1991) where he graduated with a degree in Business Management. Prior to Rivier University, Kolek was the varsity coach at Pelham High School (NH) for two years and Junior Varsity Coach at Pelham for one year. Kolek also enjoyed a distinguished beach volleyball career traveling nationally for seven years. He resides in Merrimack, N.H.