Grandpre named director of NEAAU volleyball

By Simmons Athletics

Simmons College women’s volleyball Head Coach Scott Grandpre was named the Director of New England Amateur Athletic Union Volleyball, it was announced by the NEAAU.

Grandpre will oversee all operation of NEAAU volleyball. The volleyball mentor will manage tournament play, while directing marketing efforts of the organization throughout the region and be responsible for stimulation future growth of AAU volleyball within New England. Grandpre will serve as the organization’s director in addition to his coaching duties at Simmons.

The Rhode Island native recently completed his first season at the helm of Simmons volleyball. Under his guidance, the Sharks posted a winning record in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play and ranked as one of the top-serving teams in the nation, placing 11th among NCAA Division III leaders.

Grandpre came to Boston following five years of experience as a coach at the NCAA Division I level. He spent the past four seasons on the sideline of the Sacred Heart University women’s program. While with the Pioneers, he directed drills and administered on-court instruction. He was an integral part of the team’s scouting effort and also used analytics to help prepare the squad for upcoming opponents as well as making adjustments and improving the Pioneers’ play as a team and individuals. The Sacred Heart graduate also managed game-day events and fundraising efforts.

Prior to his three-year stint with the women’s program, Grandpre enjoyed a four-year playing career with the Pioneers. He was a two-year Captain for the men’s squad and graduated in 2010 as the program’s single-season record-holder for service aces and digs. Following his playing career, he wasted no time getting into the coaching ranks as an assistant for the University of Rhode Island women’s team, before returning to his alma mater a season later to serve as an assistant for the men’s program.

In addition to his coaching duties at the collegiate level, Grandpre has worked hard to establish his presence in area volleyball circles. He is the Founder and Director of the RIPP Boston Volleyball Club and has also served as a Master Coach for the TCA Volleyball Club team, while serving as Director of Volleyball Operations for the Northeast Volleyball Showcase in Trumbull, Conn.

Grandpre graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Biology and has put his education to good use, founding Interactive Live Sports Entertainment in 2012. Through his company, he has developed software and applications for the purpose of analyzing volleyball statistics as well as game film, while also making volleyball matches interactive for fans.

Grandpre is married and he and his wife, Jenny, recently became parents for the first time in the spring of 2015.

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