ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – On Tuesday afternoon, Director of Athletics Susan Cassidy-Lyke (Hicksville, N.Y.) announced the appointment of Billy Corrao (East Northport, N.Y.) as the new head volleyball coach at Molloy College. Corrao joins the Lions after a four-year stint as an assistant coach at nearby Adelphi University, where he assisted in guiding the Panthers to an appearance in the NCAA Division II East Regional Championship during each of his seasons there.
Corrao, a former track and field athlete at Division I St. John’s University, gained his volleyball experience as the head junior varsity coach at St. Anthony’s High School from 2005-06. In his time there, Corrao registered an overall ledger of 32-5, and led the Friars to a pair of league titles. Additionally, he currently coaches Island Volleyball’s Girls 18-1 National Team, which has achieved no worse than a third-place finish in the regional rankings.
“I am excited that Billy has accepted the position as head coach of the Molloy College volleyball program,” stated Cassidy-Lyke. “His recruiting and prior coaching experience with a successful program are exactly what we need in order to give us the opportunity to be competitive within the East Coast Conference and East Region. He is quite familiar with Molloy College and our mission. I am confident that he can attract student-athletes that will be successful both academically and athletically.”
Joining Corrao on the bench in 2011 is Ellen Robertson (Middle Island, N.Y.). A recent graduate of the State University of Buffalo, Robertson played for the Bulls’ volleyball team for four years. Tabbed as a team captain in her senior year, she helped to lead Buffalo to its first-ever appearance in the MAC Tournament, where it posted a 3-2 victory against Kent State University in the opening round before falling to Western Michigan University in a quarterfinal match-up, 3-0.
Corrao currently resides in East Northport, N.Y. with his fiancée, Meagan.
-Provided by Molloy Sports Information department.