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Gary Patch

Gary Patch

Coach - SMASH 18s


Member of MGVCA Volleyball Hall of Fame
Coaching Background:                     

SMASH Volleyball

  • 2018: Head Coach of SMASH 18's, tied for 3rd in New England
  • 2017: Head Coach of SMASH 16's, tied for 3rd in New England at U18's! 
  • 2014-2015: Coached SMASH 18's, 3 NERVA U18 Open Gold tournament victories, finished 5th overall at USAV National Championships, American Division 
  • 2011-2014: Coached SMASH 17's/SMASH 18's to three consecutive 18's Open NERVA Championships
  • 2009-2010: Coached SMASH 18's, top-rankend team in NE, Champion of 1st Annual Winterfest Tournament, Champion of The Great Nor'Easter   
  •  2008-2009:  Coached SMASH 17's team to top-5 finishes in every tournament entered. SMASH 17's won the Endicott Place College Invitational, Great Nor'Easter, and finished 9th at the National Qualifiers in Baltimore.
  • 2003-2004: Coached SMASH 18's  team to overall #1 ranking in New England.

Bancroft High School    

  • Coached the Bancroft Varsity program to the Massachusetts record for consecutive victories (still current) finishing the 2009-2010 season at 146 consecutive match wins. Has never lost a high school match in 5-years at Bancroft HS.. Game record for this tenure is 326-4. Bancroft team has won 10 consecutive EIL Championships and 5 straight NEPSAC Championships.   

Assumption College    

  • Coached team to 13-11 record in first season (Most in 19 years). Senior libero in the 2007 season was named the NE-10 defensive player of the year, and 1st Team All-Region (first time for any Assumption athlete).
  • WPI  (Worcester,MA):  2006 - Coached team to 11 wins in first season (most in 6 years).
  • Ursuline Academy:  Varsity girls coach in 2003, and 2004. Led team to Division III South Sectional Championship in 2003 during first year (farthest in school history).

Metrowest Volleyball    

  • Head coach of Metrowest 18's 2007 (5th inNew England)
  • Head coach of Metrowest 16's 2008 (1st in New England)

Baystate Games

  • Coached Central Mass Scholastic team to 1st ever medal in 2009 Summer Games
  • Coached Southeast Scholastic team to three consecutive gold medals (2013-2015)

25+ years coaching experience in Oregon and Massachusetts


  • USAV IMPACT Certification
  • Named EIL Coach of the Year in 2006
  • Primary Head Coach for “Patch-Camps” run out of Worcester County 2008, 2009
  • Certified scorekeeper

Playing Experience:

  • USAV player in several adult leagues and high level tournaments.
  • Setter for 5-Time consecutive gold medal winning Baystate Games Men's Masters Team 2004 - 2008
  • Finished 2nd in first ever Grass National Tournament in San Jose California
  • National and Regional level experience as a player


  • Married to VERY understanding/supportive wife Debra Patch
  • 4 children (Arieanna-18, Kenneth-15, Makenzie-5 and Teeghan-2)
  • Dog named Spike