By Atlantic 10 Conference
LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Dayton assistant volleyball coach Alyssa D’Errico and VCU volleyball assistant coach Patrick Maloney have been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s (AVCA) “30 Under 30” list.
The annual “30 Under 30” list recognizes up-and-coming coaching talent at all levels of volleyball. The award was created in 2009 to honor up-and-coming coaching talent at all levels of the sport. To qualify for the award, nominees had to be 30 years old or younger in 2017.
D'Errico is the second Dayton assistant to be recognized on this list in as many years. Recently departed assistant Evan Muys was named to the AVCA Thirty Under 30 in 2017.
D'Errico has significantly impacted the game over the last decade in multiple facets. From her experience as a USA Volleyball Pipeline coach to collegiate positions at three institutions, she has coached three AVCA All-Americans and multiple all-conference honorees. In 2015 she assisted Louisville to an ACC Championship and NCAA Tournament top-15 seed. Additionally, she has impacted the game at the national level as a USA pipeline coach. D'Errico's playing career is extensive, having won four national championships before continuing her career professionally.
A Richmond native, Maloney joined Rogers' staff prior to the 2016 season. With his knowledge of the game, Maloney has been a factor in the development of All-Atlantic 10 Conference players Tori Baldwin, Alica Kandler, Rebekah Strange, Vicky Giommarini, Jasmin Sneed and Julia Adler. He also helped guide three Rams (Julia Adler, Jasmin Sneed, Vicky Giommarini) to All-Atlantic 10 selections in his first season at VCU. In 2017, Maloney helped the Rams to an outstanding 30-3 season that culminated with an Atlantic 10 Championship and the program's first NCAA berth since 2005.
Prior to VCU, Maloney served as a volunteer assistant for the Ohio State women's volleyball program. Maloney was also a standout on the George Mason men's volleyball team from 2010-2013.