Diane Swertfager

Over 20 years as a club coach and 37 years as a High School Coach. Over 600 wins, 3 NY State Championships. I have had the honor of coaching 5-18 yr olds.

I fell in love with volleyball in high school. Then played at Springfield college where I led my team as a setter/captain to the NCAA Div. ll tournament. My training for Physical Education as volleyball found me coaching as soon as I got out of school. I have enjoyed teaching and coaching right out of college! I am a Middle School Physical Education Teacher with the Hendrick Hudson School District. Although I have received many honors these all belong to my players, coaching staff and most importantly my family. Each team i work with brings eager young ladies who desire to learn and improve through hard work and sacrifice in training to be the best they can. Through my years of experience I have been told that I have a keen ability to judge talent and work with all levels of athletes making them better players and great team mates. I look forward to continuing that tradition!

Downstate has proven to be a great place to develop players and teach leadership skills. I am looking forward to another exciting year with our program. Looking forward to meeting all of you!

Thank you parents for your dedication and support as we work together in your daughter's development.

Coach Swertfager