Stafford Barzey enters his fourth season with the Army volleyball program in 2014. Barzey boasts a wealth of experience on many levels, particularly in the New York area.
"Stafford is an extraordinary hard worker and has already shown incredible loyalty to our program," Kovaci said upon Barzey's hiring in 2011. "He offers an unbelievable wealth of knowledge and experience. He's a great teacher, is extremely patient and will bring a different perspective to the program. Stafford has a very bright future in Division I coaching, and I look forward to working with him."
Barzey had already invested much of his time into West Point, having worked the Army volleyball summer camp sessions for the previous eight years. He spent the 2010-11 season as the head coach at City College of New York, a Division III program in Manhattan. In his one season, he mentored the Beavers to a 21-17 mark and a berth in the CUNYAC semifinals where they lost a five-set match to Baruch College.
While at CCNY, Barzey was responsible for directing all aspects of the program to include practice planning and implementation, physical conditioning, player skill development, academic progress, fund raising and recruiting.
"I am excited to join the outstanding staff here at Army," Barzey said when hired. "I look forward to the challenges ahead and continuing the tradition of excellence Army volleyball has become known for. I look forward to helping take this program to the next level."
Barzey also earned head coaching experience at the club level with the Downstate Juniors Volleyball Club out of Peekskill, N.Y., and the Jersey Girls Volleyball Club (D.I.G.S.) in New Milford, N.J.
A CAP Level I certified coach through the USA Volleyball coaching accreditation program, Barzey spent four seasons as an assistant coach at nearby Pace University where he concentrated on player development, film review and practice sessions. In 2004-05, he served as a consultant for the Hunter College men's volleyball program. Barzey has garnered Division I camp experience at Army, Navy and Rhode Island.
Barzey is the owner and co-founder of RD Associates, where he serves as a technology consultant.