Dix Hills, NY - Five Towns College Athletics has announced Christian Barton as the head coach for the men's volleyball team, which will begin competition for the Spring 2021 season.
Barton is currently the volleyball coach at Eastport-South Manor High School, where he has helped lead the team to three Long Island Championships and one New York State title. He is also a coach with the Long Island Volleyball Club in Dix Hills.
“It is a great honor and privilege to work with Five Towns College and their athletic program. This is a dream job and something I have always wanted to do. I look forward to helping these young men become better people on and off the court as we build a program and I welcome the challenges of being a first-year head coach for a new program. This is an institution with a support system in place for all student-athletes that is second to none, and I am truly fortunate to work alongside the rest of the Five Towns College faculty and staff to promote the overall mission of the college.” stated Barton.
“Coach Barton was the clear cut choice to lead our men’s volleyball program. He has already demonstrated an understanding of the college's academics and athletics environment in a short period of time." stated Athletic Director Matt Guercio. "That along with his experience at the high school and club levels will be an integral component as he recruits the inaugural team in 2021. We welcome him to the Sound family and look forward to him building the program for many years to come.”
Barton earned his Bachelors in Sports Management from Columbia Southern University.
All prospective athletes should fill out the Prospective Student-Athlete Form.
What they're saying about Christian Barton...
“Congratulations to Five Towns College on their hiring of Coach Barton to establish and lead their men’s volleyball program. This hiring will ensure the Sound will come out of the gate running in their inaugural season. Christian is a first class coach who brings great enthusiasm and a vast amount of knowledge and experience to the job. There is no doubt that under his guidance Five Towns College will make their presence felt in the world of men’s collegiate volleyball.” - Bill Kropp, St. Joseph's College (Long Island), Men's Volleyball Head Coach