MILTON, Mass. – The Curry College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Bori May as the new Colonels Women's Volleyball Head Coach. Coach May brings a lifetime of volleyball playing and coaching experience to Curry along with an indelible passion for the sport.
"I am excited to share my knowledge of volleyball and hope to continue the current success of the Curry Volleyball program through commitment, hard work and discipline," said May.
May is taking over the helm of the Curry program, which is coming off one of the most successful seasons in history. The Colonels finished the 2016 season with 10-14 overall record, including a 2-7 mark in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), qualifying for the conference tournament for the first time in program history.
May comes to Milton having served as the Head Coach of the Emmanuel College men's volleyball program for the past three seasons, a position he still holds today. He has led the Saints to an overall record of 38-45 and 20-22 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action, making the conference tournament in each season. His 2015 and 2016 squads reached the GNAC semifinals. During his time at Emmanuel he has helped mentor and coach six All-Conference performers, including the 2016 GNAC Player of the Year. May's coaching resume features stops as an Assistant Coach at Emerson College as well as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Division I women's volleyball team at Princeton University in 2012-13.
May, a California native, completed his undergraduate work at Santa Monica College and at California State University, Northridge, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications Studies. From 2007-2015, May served the clinic coordinator and head coach of the Slainte Volleyball Club. Since 2007, he has run volleyball camps and club programs in San Francisco.
May is an accomplished player, setting for the San Francisco Paai Kau Smash and the Los Angeles Mad Dogs. Since 2002, he has led his teams to two first place finish, three second place finishes and several top five finishes in the North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament (NACIVT). May led Hazard Volleyball to a regional championship in the Garden Empire Volleyball Association (GEVA) in 2012 and led XLVB to four Gold Regional Championships in the Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) in ('08, '09, '10, '12). As a collegiate setter, May captained his Santa Monica College Team in 2001.
"Curry College is extremely excited to welcome Bori to our athletic family," stated Director of Athletics Vinnie Eruzione. "His knowledge and passion for the sport volleyball and his desire to succeed are what really caught our attention. He understands the importance of doing well not only on the court, but more importantly in the classroom and the community."