Don Gleason is in his second year as Yale volleyball assistant coach.
In Gleason's first season, Yale became only the second team in Ivy League history to finish a conference season at 14-0. In addition, five Bulldogs earned All-Ivy honors.
Before Yale, Gleason served as assistant volleyball coach at Division III Medaille College (N.Y.) for both the men’s and women’s programs during the 2011-12 school year. At Medaille, Gleason specialized in setter training for both the men's and women's teams, as well as player recruitment for the women’s team.
“Don brings tremendous passion for volleyball and technical knowledge of the game,” Yale head coach Erin Appleman said. “He will be an valuable asset to our team.”
In addition, Gleason has worked with individual position players as an assistant coach for two club teams in Upstate New York -- Niagara Frontier Volleyball Club (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Paradigm Volleyball Club (Rochester, N.Y.).
Gleason earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Gleason graduated with his master’s degree in 2011, and was the coach and captain of the school’s men’s club volleyball team.