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SCF Manatees Volleyball Head Coach Garofalo Announces Retirement


BRADENTON — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Women's Head Volleyball Coach Carmine Garofalo has announced his plans to retire from coaching. Under Garofalo's three-year leadership as head coach of the SCF Manatees Volleyball team, the team has achieved an overall record of 71-32, claimed the 2010 Suncoast Conference Championship and qualified for the state tournament for two seasons. For his team's achievements, Garofalo also was named 2010 Suncoast Conference Coach of the Year.


Student-athletes who played for SCF under Coach Garofalo excelled not only on the court but also in the classroom, earning an average grade point average of 3.38. They were regularly recognized with statewide honors for their academic excellence. After attending SCF, they have continued their academic and athletic pursuits at institutions including Florida State University, University of North Florida, Florida Atlantic University, and Florida International University.

SCF Athletic Director Matt Ennis praised Coach Garofalo for returning the SCF volleyball program to a level of national notoriety while encouraging students to succeed academically and give back to the community through service projects.

"Coach Garofalo's consistent focus on students' success both in the classroom and on the court was always at the core of his coaching philosophy. SCF athletics and the SCF community are thankful for the leadership and vision of Coach Garofalo," Ennis said.

Garofalo expressed appreciation to SCF President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld, Vice President of Educational and Student Services Dr. Donald Bowman and Athletic Director Ennis for their support and confidence while he was SCF's volleyball coach.

"What I have most appreciated during my experience here at SCF is the sincere dedication and commitment that staff, faculty and administration have for the well-being and success of our student-athletes," Garofalo said. "It has been a true privilege being part of the SCF Manatees family, and I look forward with excitement to cheering on our amazing athletes this coming season and for seasons to come."

Ennis said the college will seek to fill the part-time stipend head coaching position quickly. Interested persons can apply online at scf.edu/employment.


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