BANGOR, Maine - Husson University Director of Athletics Frank Pergolizzi is pleased to announce the appointment of Pat DeBeck, as its interim head coach.
"I am honored to take over the role as Head Coach for the Husson Volleyball program.," Debeck stated. "I want to first thank Frank Pergolizzi for trusting me with this opportunity to help this terrific program grow and thrive. I look forward to coaching a special group of women this year, getting to know the Husson community and this athletic department."
DeBeck continued, "a special thank you to Coach Taylor Roland-Buohl for bringing stability and guidance over the last few years. You were what Husson needed when you came here."
"We are excited to have Pat step in as Interim Volleyball Coach," said Pergolizzi. "Pat's wealth of experience in coaching volleyball as well as his familiarity with our program and the North Atlantic Conference will be a big plus. We look forward to continued growth and improvement in our volleyball program."
Pat DeBeck, the winningest (193-141) and most successful (.578) coach in team history, begins his 14th season as head coach of the Husson women's volleyball team and his 15th year on the coaching staff in 2018, after returning to Husson as an assistant coach prior to the 2017 season after coaching at Maine Maritime Academy from 2013 to 2016.
In Coach DeBeck's first season back on the Eagles' sideline, he helped Husson post a 16-11 record with a 6-1 record in NAC play. With the second seed in the NAC tournament, the Eagles traveled to Maine Maritime Academy to face the #3 Chargers but fell to former conference foe Colby-Sawyer.
DeBeck led the Eagles to three 20-win performances in 2004 (21-11), 2005 (a program record 22-8) and 2007 (20-11) and the program's only regular season title in 2008, which included 13 straight postseason appearances, advancing to the semifinal round in 12 of those 13 postseason berths.