REGULAR SEASON TITLES (1): 2008 (NAC)
COACH OF THE YEAR (2): 2002 (Sunrise), 2008 (NAC)
CAREER RECORD: 193-141 (.578)
Pat DeBeck, the winningest (193-141) and most successful (.578) coach in team history, begins his 14th season as the Husson interim head women's volleyball coach and his 15th year on the coaching staff in 2018.
DeBeck was named the interim head coach on August 3rd, 2018, after serving one season as the assistant coach under the program's 14th head coach Taylor Roland-Buohl in 2017, after returning to Husson prior to the 2017 season after coaching at Maine Maritime Academy from 2013 to 2016 as an assistant coach.
In Coach DeBeck's first season back on the Eagles' sideline, he helped Husson posted a 16-11 record with a 6-1 record in NAC play. Husson played particularly well late in the season, including a solid 5-2 record during the month of October with important four-set victories over NAC foes Colby-Sawyer College and New England College en route to earning the program's first #2 seed in the NAC Tournament since the 2012 season. With the second seed, the Eagles traveled to Maine Maritime Academy to face the #3 Chargers and fell in straight sets to Colby-Sawyer, 3-0. The regular season win over the Chargers was the first victory over them in program history after losing the previous ten matchups dating back to the 2011 season.
DeBeck began his first stint at Husson in 2000 and led the Braves to a 13-9 mark before reaching the program's first conference championship final since 1999 in 2002, falling to University of Maine at Farmington in straight sets, 3-0. Following the Braves run to the conference title game, DeBeck was named the Sunrise Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
After two straight losing seasons in 2001 (2-17) and 2002 (7-11) in the program's final two years as a member of the NAIA, the Eagles recorded nine winning seasons in the next ten years as members of the NCAA Division III and the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) under DeBeck. During that timeframe, DeBeck led the Eagles to fourth straight NAC Championship Final appearances from 2007-10, finishing as the NAC Runner-Up each year to Maine Maritime Academy.
DeBeck led the Eagles to three 20-win performances in 2004 (21-11), 2005 (a program record 22-8) and 2007 (20-11) and the program's only regular season title in 2008.
In his 13-year span at the helm of the program, DeBeck complied a 193-141 (.578) overall record and a 122-86 (.587) mark against conference foes, which included 13 straight postseason appearances, advancing to the semifinal round in 12 of those 13 postseason berths.
DeBeck's players earned 37 All-Conference, 13 Conference All-Tournament, eight Conference All-Academic, one New England Women's Volleyball Assocation (NEWVA) Senior Classic Game, and three NEWVA Senior Classic Honorable Metion selections, while coaching the program's only Conference Player of the Year and Clara Swan Female Athlete of the Year, Hannah Olstad and HU volleyball's only Conference Rookie of the Year under the NCAA umbrella, Kaitlyn McKay. His teams were award with American Volleyball Coaches Assoication (AVCA) Academic Excellence Team award in 2010 and 2011 and the NEWVA Acadmeic Team award in 2009.
DeBeck earned a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Maine in 1999.
A native of Eddington, Maine, DeBeck attended Brewer High School.