Coaching Staff

SUNY Adirondack Timberwolves Volleyball just finished its best season in 2014 (27-5):

Champions of Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference (2011, 2013, 2014)

Champion of NJCAA Region III (NY State) (2013).

Finished the season with 4th Place in NJCAA National Championship in Rochester, Minnesota (28-6).

Prof. Li was named "Coach of the Year" (2008, 2011, 2013, 2014) by Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference and "Coach of the Year for District A" (2013) by National Junior College Athletic Association.

Prof. Xiao Li started his teaching/coaching career as an assistant professor of physical education in Wuhan Institute of Physical Education in 1981 after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education there.  Prof. Li’s physical education credential also includes:  Master of Art in Education from Hebei University (1986), Master of Science in Physical Education from University of Wyoming (1990) and Adv. Study in PH. D. program at University of Oregon (1991).  Prof. Li joined SUNY Adirondack faculty in 1991 after years of teaching and coaching in Wuhan Institute of Physical Education, Hebei University, University of Wyoming and University of Oregon.   

Prof. Li started coaching varsity Volleyball at SUNY Adirondack in 2002 after coaching women’s varsity soccer from 1991-2000.   Prof. Li’s varsity volleyball coaching record up to 2014 season is 197-123.  Prof. Li’s coaching philosophy is:  Education through athletic training to develop teamwork, discipline and self confidence.   A coach's role is to help student athletes to learn, to improve and to reach their athletic potentials. Prof. Li received SUNY Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014.

Donny Sammis and Nicole Tecl were the Assistant Coaches in 2013. 

Karly Daly is the Assistant Coach in current (2014) season.








Coach Li's  Record

             
Year Win Loss Win% Conference Region Total games
2002 9 13 0.409     22
2003 15 9 0.625 Runner-Up 6 24
2004 18 11 0.621 Runner-Up 4 29
2005 11 14 0.440     25
2006 13 11 0.542   8 24
2007 3 15 0.167     18
2008 19 6 0.760 Runner-Up 4 25
2009 8 9 0.471     17
2010 15 8 0.652   5 23
2011 17 6 0.739 Champion 5 23
2012 14 10 0.583 Runner-Up   24
2013 28 6 0.824 Champion Champion 34
2014 27 5 0.844 Champion 4 32
Overall 197 123 0.616 2013 National 4th 320