A member of the Robert Morris University volleyball coaching staff since 2011, assistant coach Danny Doherty is now in his fifth season with the Colonials. Serving as a volunteer assistant coach his first two seasons at Robert Morris, the 2013 campaign was his first as the assistant coach for the Colonials.
Doherty brings playing and coaching experience to the Colonials from his alma mater, Kent State University. Prior to joining RMU, Doherty was a student-assistant coach with the Golden Flashes.
Kent State got off to its second-best start in program history in 2008, winning 10 of its first 13 matches, and won three tournament championships during the season, the Colgate Classic, the Maine Tournament and the Air Force Academy Tournament. The Golden Flashes used a strong finish the following season to finish third in the Mid-American Conference East Division, earning the right to host a MAC Tournament First Round match, and also claimed two more tournament championships. In Doherty's final season with the team, Kent State again finished third in the MAC East Division, aided by season sweeps of three divisional opponents. The Golden Flashes earned five All-MAC selections in Doherty's three seasons with the program.
Doherty competed for Kent State's men's club team as a middle blocker and outside hitter from 2006 to 2010. In addition, for three seasons of his playing career, Doherty gained further experience by pulling double duty as his team's head coach.
Doherty also has familiarity with non-collegiate programs as well. He served as a head coach with Ohio Extreme Volleyball Club for two years. He was a head coach with the American - 16's team and led the squad to a fifth-place finish in the region. Doherty also has worked with OhioVarsity.com as a satellite camps coordinator.
Doherty graduated from Kent State in 2010 with a degree in interpersonal communication. He earned his Masters of Science degree in Instructional Leadership in 2015 from Robert Morris.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Matt Stehlik enters his third season with the women's volleyball team. His primary duties and responsibilities include record keeping, computation, organization, presentation and analysis of the team's statistics and video.
Stehlik helps coordinate the statistical elements for the team both in practice and during the matches. On the sidelines, he supports the coaching staff by tracking real-time stats that provide an informative assessment of trends.
A Pittsburgh native, Stehlik graduated from Central Catholic High School and later studied mathematics and engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh). At CMU he competed as the setter for the men's club team and led the team to two, back-to-back, top ten finishes at the NIRSA Volleyball Championships in 2003 and 2004. Stehlik also played for the Renaissance VBC club program for three years. During that time, Stehlik was the team's setter and a defensive specialist as the squad advanced to the Junior Olympic Open Championships.
Prior to joining the RMU staff, Stehlik held the position of Director of Operations and then Volunteer Assistant Coach at the University of Pittsburgh for two seasons. Stehlik has also spent time as the team manager for the CMU Women's volleyball team and as an Assistant Coach for Women's Volleyball at Waynesburg University.
He currently serves as a coach and a tier trainer for Pittsburgh Elite VBC Premier Girls teams. Stehlik also works for StatEasy, a statistics company founded by Mike Ressler, a classmate and teammate at Carnegie Mellon. Stehlik is level one Impact certificated by USAV and has completed the AAU Positive Coaching Alliance program.