2023 William Paterson and NYU Coaches’ Clinic

On December 27th, 2023, CJVA will be hosting two special volleyball clinics featuring NYU Head Coach Andrew Brown, and William Paterson University Head Coach Kevin Rodgers. The first clinic will be the Girls’ clinic from 8:00-11:00am, followed by the Boys’ clinic from 12:00-3:00pm Both coaches, along with several other college coaches, will be running two semi-private clinics in our East Hanover location. The clinics will be capped at the first 60 players, and will take place on four courts. The clinic is open to ages 14 and up, and will introduce CJVA players to NYU, William Paterson University, and college-branded volleyball. This clinic filled up in less than two weeks last year for both our Boys’ and Girls’ clinics, so sign up early!

The three hours clinics will be broken up into two parts. The first breakout being position based and the second breakout will be team offense/defense. For the second part, players will rotate courts and get each college coaches unique perspective on how they coach their college programs.

Andrew Brown was hired as head coach of the New York University women’s volleyball team in January 2018. His teams have posted a .786 winning percentage at NYU

The Violets were ranked #4 in the final poll of the season released by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the second year in a row, while Brown and his student-athletes received numerous awards from AVCA, the University Athletic Association (UAA) and the College Sports Communicators (CSC). He also finished the season in the NCAA Final Four two years in a row. Brown was named AVCA Region 4 Coach of the year for the second year in a row. His player, Grace Nelson, was named the national Rookie of the Year in 2023 and he has coached several All-Americans throughout the last few years. He has also won his conference championship two of the last three years in one of the toughest conferences in the nation.

Kevin Rodgers was named head coach of the William Paterson volleyball program in August of 2021. After a little over two years at the helm of the William Paterson volleyball program, Rodgers was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Coach of the Year. During the 2023 season, he earned the most wins in program history at 26. A record that stood since 1988. He also coached William Paterson’s first All-American and the program’s first conference Defensive Player of the Year. Two of his players also broke two single season records and four of his players made all-conference this past season. The most players William Paterson has voted into all-conference in over two decades. Rodgers was also named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Coach of the Year in 2019 when he was at East Stroudsburg University and won a championship there for the first time in 32 years.

Rodgers has coached at the collegiate level since 2009 at NJCU (Men’s and women’s), Ramapo College (Men’s), FDU-Madison, FDU-Metro, Bucknell, East Stroudsburg and William Paterson. During his career he has amassed over 200 wins as a head coach.

After the two and a half hour on court clinic Coach Brown and Rodgers will lead a 30 minute recruiting talk about how to sell your brand. Additionally, will answer questions and give directions in navigating the competitive college recruiting process.

Again, these clinics are taking place Wednesday, December 27th from 8am-11:00am for girls and 12pm-3pm for boys at our East Hanover facility and is open to the first 60 players to sign up. The registration fee for this clinic is $135. If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to reach out to coaches Brown (amb24@nyu.edu) and Rodgers (rodgersk6@wpunj.edu).

Click here to register for this year’s clinics!