Stafford Barzey
Stafford  Barzey

Assistant Coach


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Stafford Barzey completed his fourth season with the Army West Point volleyball program in 2014. Barzey boasts a wealth of experience on many levels, particularly in the New York area.

Barzey coached three All-Patriot League performers, including first-team selection Nicole Perri, as well as second-team picks Vanessa Edwards and Carolyn Bockrath in 2014. Bockrath earned the Patriot League's Rookie of the Year Award after leading the conference with a .391 hitting percentage and was third among Patriot League freshmen with 2.61 kills per set. The 6-2 middle blocker paced the Black Knights with 70 blocks in her first season at West Point.

Over his four seasons, Barzey has seen Army West Point reach the Patriot League Tournament in each season, including a trip to the Patriot League Championship match in 2011. Thirteen players have earned all-conference recognition during his time on the sidelines, highlighted by 2011 Setter of the Year Mary Vaccaro, 2012 Offensive Player of the Year Ariana Mankus and 2013 Rookie of the Year Olivia Fairfield.

Prior to his arrival, Barzey had already invested much of his time into West Point, having worked the Army volleyball summer camp sessions for the previous eight years. He spent the 2010-11 season as the head coach at City College of New York, a Division III program in Manhattan. In his one season, he mentored the Beavers to a 21-17 mark and a berth in the CUNYAC semifinals where they lost a five-set match to Baruch College.

While at CCNY, Barzey was responsible for directing all aspects of the program to include practice planning and implementation, physical conditioning, player skill development, academic progress, fund raising and recruiting.

Barzey also earned head coaching experience at the club level with the Downstate Juniors Volleyball Club out of Peekskill, N.Y., and the Jersey Girls Volleyball Club (D.I.G.S.) in New Milford, N.J.

A CAP Level I certified coach through the USA Volleyball coaching accreditation program, Barzey spent four seasons as an assistant coach at nearby Pace University where he concentrated on player development, film review and practice sessions. In 2004-05, he served as a consultant for the Hunter College men's volleyball program. Barzey has garnered Division I camp experience at Army, Navy and Rhode Island.

Barzey is the owner and co-founder of RD Associates, where he serves as a technology consultant.

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