Alesia Vaccari was named the fourth head
women’s volleyball coach in program history in June of
Vaccari came to Brandeis from
Simmons College, where she had been head coach since 2011. She
posted a 50-49 career record with the Sharks, reaching the Great
Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) semifinals in each of her
three seasons. Vaccari was named the GNAC Coach of the Year in her
first season at Simmons, when she led the program to a 20-10
record. In 2012, she was honored by the American Volleyball Coaches
Association (AVCA) Thirty Under Thirty Award.
Prior to her time at Simmons,
Vaccari was a coach at Clarkson University from 2009 to 2011. She
was part of the Golden Knights’ 2010 Liberty League Coaching
Staff of the Year, helping the program to its first-ever NCAA
Vaccari is a 2006 graduate of
Springfield College, where she twice earned AVCA Honorable Mention
All-America honors after becoming the Pride’s all-time leader
in assists. She was the 2004 New England Women’s and
Men’s Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
Vaccari is a member of the AVCA Division III Committee and
All-Region Selection Committee. She has also served as the GNAC
coaching representative with the New England Women’s
Volleyball Association (NEWVA) poll committee.