Craig Kolek
Craig Kolek
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (603) 897-8467
Email: ckolek@rivier.edu
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 )

Men's Program – 20 seasons at Rivier

Coaching Accomplishments

  • AVCA Division III National Coach of the Year (2006)
  • 2x NECVA New England Coach of the Year ('05, '06)
  • 4x NECVA Coach of the Year ('04, '05, '06, '09)
  • 3x GNAC Coach of the Year ('09, '13, '16)
  • NECVA Board of Directors (2007-2011)
  • 2011 NECVA Hall of Fame
  • 2015 Rivier University Hall of Fame (2006 Team)

Team Accomplishments

  • 433-213 record (2nd most wins in Division III history)
  • 164 times ranked (8th All-time in Division III)
  • Top 15 national ranking - 14 consecutive years ('01- '14)
  • #1 ranking in Division III – February 11, 2014
  • 12 All Americans
  • 8 Conference Player of the Year recipients
  • 5 Defensive Player of the Year recipients
  • 66 All-Conference Team members
  • 28 Conference Tournament Team selections
  • 8 Conference Tournament MVP's
  • 2 NCAA Elite 8 appearances
  • 2 NCAA Final 4 appearances
  • 6 NECVA New England Championships (2001-2006)
  • 1 NECVA Championship (2006)
  • 7 GNAC Championships (2008-2014)

Women's Program – 18 seasons at Rivier

Coaching Accomplishments

  • 4x GNAC Coach of the Year ('03, '10, '12, '15)
  • New Hampshire Coach of the Year (2007)

Team Accomplishments

  • 399-176 record
  • 3 All Americans
  • 6 All-Region Selections
  • 5 Conference Player of the Year recipients
  • 3 Defensive Player of the Year recipients
  • 49 All-Conference Team members
  • 23 Conference Tournament Team selections
  • 5 Conference Tournament MVP's
  • 6 NCAA appearances
  • 6 GNAC Championships ('03, '07, '08, '11, '13, '14)
  • 13 GNAC Championship Appearances

EDUCATION

Merrimack College, North Andover, MA (1987-1991)

  • Bachelor of Arts - Business Management

Austin Preparatory School, Reading, MA (1983-1987)