University of Pittsburgh - Volleyball

MICHAEL BECKER | DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Michael Becker was named the director of operations of the University of Pittsburgh volleyball program in April of 2016.

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH | DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS (2017)

  • Helped lead Pitt back to the NCAA Tournament, marking the programs first back-to-back appearance since 2003-2004, where they defeated VCU in the opening round
  • Assisted the Panthers to a 26-7 record – the team’s fourth-straight 20-win season
  • Controlled the day-to-day operations for the volleyball team, including serving as a liaison to athletic department officials

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH | DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS (2016)

  • Joined the Pitt volleyball staff as the director of volleyball operations in April of 2016
  • Helped lead the Panthers to their first NCAA tournament appearance in 12 years
  • Assisted Pitt towards their third season in a row with 20 or more wins
  • Controlled the day-to-day operations for the volleyball team, including serving as a liaison to athletic department officials

PACIFIC COAST VOLLEYBALL CLUB | HEAD COACH (2014-2016)

  • Headed the Pacific Coast Volleyball Club 18U team, creating practice plans and game strategies along with teaching fundamental skills
  • Facilitated the signing of multiple players to surrounding area colleges

UNIVERSITY OF PACIFIC | ATHLETICS ANNUAL GIVING MANAGER (2015-2016)

  • Assisted with management of the Pacific Athletic Foundation (PAF), leading volunteer engagement for Athletic fund drives and enhancing donor relations
  • Managed annual and campaign business plans and activities to achieve annual giving fundraising goals
  • Assisted with the integration of volunteer fundraising councils and related organizations for the various Athletics programs
  • Collaborated with colleagues to address challenges in the implementation, coordination and management of NCAA athletics

UNIVERSITY OF PACIFIC | COORDINATOR OF ATHLETICS DEVELOPMENT (2013-2015)

  • Conducted prospect visits and worked closely with volunteers to successfully improve the PAF Fund Drive
  • Organized all PAF fundraising events and assisted in premium seating opportunities

DELTA VALLEY VOLLEYBALL CLUB | HEAD COACH (2013-2014)

  • Led the Delta Valley Volleyball Club 18U team to a Gold Division finish in northern California
  • Set lineups and aided players in committing to colleges along the west coast

PLAYING CAREER

  • Played for Division III Springfield College from 2009-2013
  • Won three Division III NCAA Championships with Springfield College in 2010, 2012 and 2013 while concluding 2011 as the National Runner-Up
  • Voted as the team MVP during the 2013 NCAA Championship
  • Played under highly decorated USA and NCAA volleyball coach, Charlie Sullivan

EDUCATION

  • Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sport management from Springfield College in 2013 and a Master of Science in athletic administration from University of the Pacific in 2016

PERSONAL

  • A native of Lancaster, Pa., Becker now resides in Pittsburgh