James Hosley joined the Siena volleyball staff in August of 2011, and played a key role in the team's improved play last season. Hosley served as a scholastic coach in the Capital Region since 2007, and has played competitively at the highest level.
In 2008, Hosley was a volunteer assistant for the Saints, assisting in various aspects of the program. In his current expanded role, he assists in recruiting, travel preparations, oversees Siena's video exchange, and manages the daily upkeep of the program. In practice, Hosley works primarily with the Saints' setters and back row defense.
"James is a great addition to our staff," head coach Garvey Pierre said. "He is familiar with our team, and understands what it takes to build a winning program. His playing and coaching experience will be a great asset, as will his organizational skills."
Hosley graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania in 2007 where he was a two-year varsity starter on the volleyball team, and was twice named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll. He competed in the USA Volleyball Men's Nationals in 2005 (Denver), 2006 (New Orleans), 2009 (Minneapolis), 2010 (Phoenix) and 2011 (Dallas).
Upon his graduation from East Stroudsburg, Hosley relocated to the Capital Region where he has worked as a teacher and volleyball coach for the past four years. In 2007-08 he coached the Ichabod Crane varsity girls and junior varsity boys, in 2008-09 he was the modified girls coach at Duanesburg, and in 2010 he served as the junior varsity coach at East Greenbush.