Overall Record: 308-122 (Men)/535-180 (Women)
Winning Percentage: .716 (Men)/.748 (Women)
Since his graduation from Bates College in 1989, Paul Dill’s involvement in volleyball has spanned both sexes, nearly all age groups, and two continents. Following his 12th season with the men’s team at MIT, he has built what has become one of the premier Division III volleyball programs in the country.
Dill began duplicating his success with the MIT women’s team after being summoned to take over the reins of the program in 2004. In 2010, the Engineers registered their first 30-win season, and in 2014 made their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Dill has led the program to as high as a No. 3 national ranking. As first-year members of the United Volleyball Conference, he was named the league’s Co-Coach of the Year in 2014. The award was Dill’s fourth overall as he was a three-time honoree when MIT played in the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association.
Dill has worked with the MIT volleyball program since 1992. He served as an assistant coach for three years for both men’s and women’s varsity teams. Named the head coach of the women’s squad in 1996, Dill has guided it to nine NCAA Tournament appearances, two ECAC Championships and the 2012 NEWMAC title. His efforts have been recognized on the MIT campus as he received the MIT Infinite Mile from the Division of Student Life. In addition, Dill was selected for the MIT Excellence Award, which is the highest honor awarded to staff by MIT.
Before coaching the MIT men’s squad, Dill directed the Emmanuel College men’s team to a 12-8 record in its first season of varsity competition. He also co-coached the England Women’s Junior National Team for four years, and was an assistant coach for a Division I National League women’s club team in the English Volleyball Association. Other experience includes coaching the University of Connecticut men’s volleyball club team while earning his MBA and coaching the men’s open division of the Bay State Games.
|Year:||2nd at MIT|
|Previous College:||Endicott '14|
Mike Coniglione begins his second year as an assistant coach for the MIT men's and women's volleyball programs.
Graduating from Endicott College in 2014, Coniglione received a Bachelor of Science degree in sport management, while minoring in business administration. As a member of Endicott's men's volleyball team, he captained the Gulls during their back-to-back conference championship seasons and NCAA Tournament appearances. Upon graduation, Coniglione was awarded with the school's Senior Scholar Athlete Award, which is given to a graduating senior based on their academic and athletic accomplishments.
During the 2014-15 academic year, Coniglione served as an assistant coach with the Union College women's volleyball team. He helped guide the Dutch to a 24-12 season and a Liberty League Tournament appearance. He also spent the year as a club coach with Lakeside in Burnt Hills, N.Y. and a teacher's assistant at the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District.
In addition to coaching at MIT, Coniglione is a Member Services supervisor at the school's Alumni Pool and Wang Fitness Center.
|Year:||16th at MIT|
|Previous College:||MIT '97|
Charles Morton is the longest tenured assistant coach for the MIT women's and men's volleyball programs as he came on board in 1999. His responsibilities include design and implementation of the strength, conditioning, and jump training programs, recruiting, practice planning, statistical analysis, and player development, and drawing on his familiarity with life as an MIT student to act as a second academic advisor for the team members. Morton joined the coaching staff after closing a four-year playing career with the Engineers that saw him rise from reserve middle blocker in 1995 to starter in 1996, and eventually captain and Most Valuable Player in 1998.
Morton graduated from MIT in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, and was one of the first students to earn the Biomedical Engineering minor. Following a two-year stint as an engineering analyst for the Arthur D. Little Corporation, Morton returned to MIT to pursue a Ph.D. program in the Department of Biological Engineering. His thesis work involved studies of the metabolic disposition and biophysical phenomena of developmental drug candidates against prostate cancer. After earning his doctorate in molecular pharmacology and toxicology in the spring of 2009, Morton began a postdoctoral fellowship researching carcinogenesis at the Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston.
In 2009, Morton received the MIT Infinite Mile Award which is sponsored by the Division of Student Life. The following year, he was named the inaugural Division III National Assistant Coach of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
Morton is originally from Redondo Beach, Calif., where he went to Chadwick High School. When he is not performing in local rock bands or working in his yard, he finds time to play volleyball in USAV adult club leagues in the New England area.