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Head Coach Tony Martins
College of Saint Elizabeth
Antonio Martins enters his third season with the Women’s Volleyball program. In 2011, the team posted the most wins ever in the history of the program (14), the best overall record (14W-14L), the most wins in the NEAC since CSE joined the conference (4W) and the highest finish ever in the NEAC (6th). The Eagles had 2 players ranked in the top 50 nationally for Aces per Set. The team was also ranked 11th nationally in the same category and was the 2nd highest ranked team in NJ in that category as well. In addition, the NEAC selected an Eagle player to its All-Conference Team, Player of the Week and Highlight Player of the Week honors for the first time in CSE history.
Prior to the College of Saint Elizabeth, Martins was the head volleyball coach at Summit High School. During his three years at Summit, Martins was able to take a one-win team in 2006 to one win away from making the state tournament in 2009. Martins had the privilege to train the first three players ever to be recruited in Summit High School. Through his success, his 2008 team reached the finals of Rahway Heal the Children Tournament- Silver Division while also winning both the Manchester Regional Tournament in 2006 and 2009. Martins received the 100 Win Certificate from AVCA in 2009.
Martins also coached at Kent Place School where he led his team to the Quarter Finals in the County and to the Semi-Finals in the State Tournament (’00). During both of his seasons with the Dragons, he was able to finish second in the conference. Martins also coached an eventual 1st Team NCAA Division I All-American during his tenure.
Prior to Kent Place, between 1995-1998, Martins took over an unsuccessful Benedictine Academy volleyball program in Elizabeth and rebuilt it to a championship team. The team won the Conference Championship in '97 and '98 and compiled a 36-2 record over that stretch, including going undefeated in their conference with an 18-0 record in '98.
Martins was a ’93 graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Martins lives in Lincroft, New Jersey with his wife Jennifer and two children, Lucas and Madeline.
Coach Tom Hennessy
Colonia High School
2010 Coach of the Year
Finished 27-2, won the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament championship, the GMC Red Division, and reached the semifinals of the NJSIAA South Group III tournament.
Coach Meghan Bartsch
Assistant Coach, Montclair State University