James Hosley rejoined the Siena volleyball staff in August of 2011, and has played a key role in the team's return to the top of the MAAC. Hosley served as a scholastic coach in the Capital Region since 2007, and has played competitively at the highest level.
Hosley helped put together the Saints' fifth consecutive winning season in 2015. He supported Pierre with preparations that led to both Briana Flagg and Haley Howell earning MAAC Player of the Year and Setter of the Year, respectively. Flagg is the sixth Saint to be honored with the title. Freshman outside-hitter, Darby Taylor, was named to the All-Rookie Team for her breakthrough season.
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 understands what it takes to build a winning program. His playing and coaching experience are a great asset, as are 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.
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.