Niagara University has a new volleyball coach and she's no stranger to the program.
Donna Day has been named the new head coach after serving two years as an assistant coach to the Purple Eagles Squad.
“Donna has been instrumental in our volleyball program’s success each of the last two seasons,” NU Director of Athletics Simon Gray said in a press release. “Her past experience as a head coach, vision for how our program can grow, familiarity with our current team, and connection to our impressive recruiting class made her stand out during our search. Donna has already established strong relationships throughout our campus community and I believe that she is an excellent fit with the mission of our athletics department and Niagara University.”
Day has many years of coaching experience at all levels. She began her career in 2004 as a High Performance Department intern for USA Volleyball in Colorado. She earned her first head coaching gig at Ursuline College in Ohio and served in that role from 2006-2013. Over the last two seasons, she helped lead the Purple Eagles to a combined 42-22 record. Last season, the team earned a #2 seed in the MAAC Tournament.
“I feel very honored to be selected as the next head volleyball coach at Niagara University,” Day said. “I would like to thank Father Maher and Director of Athletics Simon Gray for trusting me to lead this program. I look forward to building on the success of the last few seasons and I am excited to see what Niagara volleyball can become!”