Volchok named Assistant WBB Coach at Iona

Iona College women’s basketball head coach Billi Chambers announced the addition of Nick Volchok to the coaching staff.

“Nick and I have known each other for 10+ years and I am so thrilled that the time is finally right for him to step away from his incredibly successful AAU program to join the college ranks,” Coach Chambers said. He has a phenomenal basketball mind, an intense work ethic and is a high character person. His passion for the game will immediately impact our program. We look forward to having him on board.”

Volchok has been very successful at the AAU level, most recently as the owner, director and coach of Empire State Basketball Club. Responsible for seven teams and more than 70 players, Volchok’s club maintained a winning percentage above .800 and under his tutelage, 40 players have gone on to play at the college level.

Volchok was also the head coach at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, turning around the program during his five-year stint. He inherited a team that won just five games the year prior, eventually leading the program to three straight NYSAIS State Championship appearances and a NYSAIS Championship in 2018-19. Volchok was a finalist for the Lohud Coach of the Year that season.

Volchok received his Associate’s Degree in Communications from Rockland State in 2002 and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism & Mass Media from Mercy College in 2004. He played one season at Rockland CC, setting a single-season program record for three-pointers made and was named Second Team All-Region and All-Conference. Volchok continued on to Mercy, where he was a 1,000-point scorer. He went on to play three seasons of professional basketball in Germany and Italy, before returning stateside and spending time with the Westchester Phantoms and Portland Chinooks. Volchok was inducted into the Rockland Community College Hall of Fame in 2018.


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