Coaching Staff

SUNY Adirondack Timberwolves Volleyball just finished its best season in 2013:

Champion of Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference (2013) (9-0)

Champion of NJCAA Region III (NY State) (19-3).

Finished the season with 4th Place in NJCAA National Championship in Rochester, Minnesota (28-6).

Prof. Li was named "Coach of the Year" (2013) by Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference and "Coach of the Year for District A" (2013) by National Junior College Athletic Association.

Prof. Xiao Li started his teaching/coaching career as an assistant professor of physical education in Wuhan Institute of Physical Education in 1981 after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education there.  Prof. Li’s physical education credential also includes:  Master of Art in Education from Hebei University (1986), Master of Science in Physical Education from University of Wyoming (1990) and Adv. Study in PH. D. program at University of Oregon (1991).  Prof. Li joined SUNY Adirondack faculty in 1991 after years of teaching and coaching in Wuhan Institute of Physical Education, Hebei University, University of Wyoming and University of Oregon.   

Prof. Li started coaching varsity Volleyball at SUNY Adirondack in 2002 after coaching women’s varsity soccer from 1991-2000.   Prof. Li’s varsity volleyball coaching record up to 2013 season is 170-1018.  Xiao Li was named “Coach of the Year” by the Coaches Association of Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference in 2008, 2011 and 2013; Coach of the year for District A" by National Junior College Athletic Association (2013).   Prof. Li’s coaching philosophy is:  Education through athletic training to develop teamwork, discipline and self confidence.   A coach's role is to help student athletes to learn, to improve and to reach their athletic potentials. Prof. Li received SUNY Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014.

Donny Sammis and Nicole Tecl were the Assistant Coaches in 2013. 

Karly Daly is the Assistant Coach in current (2014) season.

Coach Li’s Record:




Year Win Loss Win%
2002 9 13 0.41
2003 15 9 0.63
2004 18 11 0.62
2005 11 14 0.44
2006 13 11 0.54
2007 3 15 0.17
2008 19 6 0.76
2009 8 9 0.47
2010 15 8 0.65
2011 17 6 0.74
2012 14 10 0.58
2013 28 6 0.82
Overall 170 118 0.59