PSU volleyball coach Moira Long is now in her 13th year on the Panther coaching staff and continues to produce winning seasons and post-season appearances. She has guided the Panthers to eight consecutive play-off berths, including one NCAA Tournament, seven ECAC Tournaments, and the ECAC New England championship in 2008.
Long led the Panthers to their only NCAA Tournament in 2004 after capturing their first Little East Conference championship. She has directed PSU to 12 consecutive winning seasons with a combined record of 282-142, with at least 20 victories 10 times. The Panthers set the program record in 2009 with a sparkling 32-6 overall record, finishing runner-up in both the LEC and ECAC Tournaments.
PSU made its first appearance in the regional rankings under Long in 2000, earned its initial post-season berth in the ECAC Championships in 2002, and has earned a post-season berth every year since. Long was voted Little East Conference Coach of the Year in 2002.
A native of Billerica, Mass., Long was a four-year starter at Marist College, where she coached the men’s club team for three years. While earning her Masters degree in Sport Management at Springfield College, Long was a graduate assistant in 1996 and interim head coach in the spring of 1997. She also coached the men’s club volleyball program at Western New England College from 1995-96, and spent one season (1997) at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., as head coach of volleyball and softball.
Long is a past president of the New England Women’s Volleyball Coaches Association. She is also past chair of the NCAA Division III Regional Volleyball Committee and vice-chair of the NCAA National Volleyball Committee.
Coach Long and her husband Joe, who is the PSU Alumni Director, have two children.