Maltagliati named GBCC volleyball coach
02/26/2015 by Justin Sullivan
PORTSMOUTH — Amy Maltagliati, a native of Rye, has accepted the position of head coach of Great Bay Community College’s women’s volleyball team. The women’s volleyball program is a new addition to Great Bay’s current athletic programs and the season begins fall of this year.
Maltagliati, who spent the previous four years as the head volleyball coach at Baltimore City Community College, returns to coach in the place she calls home. A scholar athlete during her four years at PHS, she went on to attend Saint Michael’s College where she starred both on and off the court.
“My coaching style focuses more on coaching the person, versus just the athlete. I think it is important to use the sport of volleyball as a catalyst for student athletes to learn about themselves and what type of person they want to be. The most important thing that I expect of my student athletes is that they understand that they must be a student before they can be an athlete for any team that I coach,”said Maltagliati, regarding her expectations of her players.
According to Tara Owens, Athletic Director and head coach of women’s basketball at Baltimore City Community College, Great Bay made the right choice with this hire, saying, “In my 18 years of athletic administration, Amy is the best volleyball coach I’ve come across. She took our program here at BCCC to new heights thanks to her sound recruiting, leadership, and knowledge. It was a privilege to have her as a part of our team.”
More than anything, Maltagliati is looking forward to this new chapter, “I feel honored to have this opportunity and I’m very excited to have be able to develop a program that will focus on creating confident leaders for this community.”
The Women’s Volleyball season at GBCC starts in September. Great Bay Community College is currently recruiting players for the fall 2015 season.