The UAlbany volleyball team has announced that Kevin Cardoza has joined the Great Danes as an assistant coach for the 2018 season.
Cardoza recently served as the director of volleyball operations and an interim assistant coach at the University of Tennessee. He has also had stops at the University of Maryland, the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and Concordia College.
"I want to thank Coach Engstrom, Coach Pickard, Director of Athletics Mark Benson, and the entire University at Albany athletic staff for giving me the opportunity to join this prestigious volleyball program and athletic department,” said Cardoza. “Coach Engstrom has established such a rich tradition in her time here that it is truly an honor to be joining the University at Albany. I am excited to begin working with our student athletes towards achieving another America East Conference Championship."
“I am thrilled to welcome Kevin Cardoza to the Great Dane Family,” said UAlbany head coach MJ Engstrom. “Over the past decade Kevin has proven his passion for of volleyball by working as a volunteer and director of operations at some of the better programs in the country. He brings energy and a ‘can do’ attitude into the gym that is contagious. We are all looking forward to working with him!”
The last two seasons, Cardoza was the director of volleyball operations and interim assistant coach at Tennessee, using Data Volley for video scouting reports and statistical breakdown. He coordinated logistics for team travel and team video exchange, plus ran the Tennessee Volleyball Camps. He also managed the program’s budget and developed the team’s social media presence.
In 2015, he was a volunteer assistant coach at Maryland. He dealt with Data Volley and the development of the Maryland Volleyball Camps and the team’s social media presence. He worked with the coaches on film breakdown and assisted with position groups day-today training.
He spent three seasons as an assistant coach at NYIT, helping the team to a combined 63-35 record as the team’s recruiting coordinator. While there, he helped the Bears to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances and a trip to the NCAA East Semifinals in 2013. He developed the team’s practice plans and scouting reports and was the director for the NYIT Volleyball Summer Camps.
Cardoza spent the 2010 season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Concordia College, dealing with game strategies, scouting reports and film review.
He has served as a head coach of numerous clubs, including the K2 Volleyball Club, the Long Island Volleyball Academy and the Long Island Volleyball Club.
Cardoza graduated from the New York Institute of Technology in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice.