Overall Record: 287-113 (Men)/535-180 (Women)
Winning Percentage: .718 (Men)/.748 (Women)
Since his graduation from Bates College in 1989, Paul Dill’s involvement in volleyball has spanned both sexes, nearly all age groups, and two continents. Following his 12th season with the men’s team at MIT, he has built what has become one of the premier Division III volleyball programs in the country.
Dill began duplicating his success with the MIT women’s team after being summoned to take over the reins of the program in 2004. In 2010, the Engineers registered their first 30-win season, and in 2014 made their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Dill has led the program to as high as a No. 3 national ranking. As first-year members of the United Volleyball Conference, he was named the league’s Co-Coach of the Year in 2014. The award was Dill’s fourth overall as he was a three-time honoree when MIT played in the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association.
Dill has worked with the MIT volleyball program since 1992. He served as an assistant coach for three years for both men’s and women’s varsity teams. Named the head coach of the women’s squad in 1996, Dill has guided it to nine NCAA Tournament appearances, two ECAC Championships and the 2012 NEWMAC title. His efforts have been recognized on the MIT campus as he received the MIT Infinite Mile from the Division of Student Life. In addition, Dill was selected for the MIT Excellence Award, which is the highest honor awarded to staff by MIT.
Before coaching the MIT men’s squad, Dill directed the Emmanuel College men’s team to a 12-8 record in its first season of varsity competition. He also co-coached the England Women’s Junior National Team for four years, and was an assistant coach for a Division I National League women’s club team in the English Volleyball Association. Other experience includes coaching the University of Connecticut men’s volleyball club team while earning his MBA and coaching the men’s open division of the Bay State Games.