Ben Read
Ben Read
Title: Head Men's & Women's Volleyball Coach
Phone: 617 824-8955
Email: benjamin_read@emerson.edu

Entering his 12th year at Emerson, success has followed nearly every step of his coaching career without exception in Boston. He has concluded several coaching jobs at high levels of achievement starting at the University of New Hampshire (back to back conference champions & NCAA Tournament appearances), Seacoast Juniors Volleyball Club (18’s New England Region Champions), Wheaton (18 win improvement in his second season), as well as additional stints at UConn, Johnson & Wales and Bryant.

Thus far in his tenure at Emerson, Read has reached the championship finals twice in the GNAC, once in the ECAC and once in the NEWMAC.  He’s made one NCAA Tournament appearance and led the Lions to their highest regional ranking in program history last year (6th).  For the women's program, Read has compiled an 170-118 overall record.  On the men's side, Coach Read has led the program to conference playoffs all but one season.  Additionally, he has coached a conference tournament MVP, three defensive players of the year, four rookies of the year, seven 1st team, eight 2nd  and eight 3rd team all-conference players while at Emerson.

Read earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Exercise Science from University of New Hampshire in 2002.  

 

Jake Girard
Jake Girard
Title: Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach

Jake Girard joins the Emerson Women’s Volleyball Coaching Staff as an Assistant Coach for the 2019 season.  Girard most recently was at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where he served two season as an Assistant Volleyball Coach.  Girard has a wealth of experience in the coaching field, starting his coaching career with the Coastal Volleyball Club in 2014.  He has also held positions at the Max Performance Volleyball Club and founded his own Volleyball clinic called the Next Level Volleyball Clinic.   

Girard graduated from The University Of Massacussetts Dartmouth in 2019 with a Bachelor Of Arts in Economics. 

Molly Likes
Molly Likes
Title: Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach