Deb DesLauriers
Deb DesLauriers

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
12th Season

E-Mail::
Deborah.DesLauriers@stonybrook.edu


11/11/2012

Rigo gets 31 kills in volleyball's 3-2 loss to Binghamton

The Seawolves finish the season 11-14 overall and 6-6 in America East.

11/09/2012

Rigo dominates but volleyball falls to UMBC

The Seawolves host Binghamton Sunday with a playoff berth on the line.

11/08/2012

Volleyball battles UMBC, Binghamton with playoffs in sight

The Seawolves put their four-match winning streak on the line at Pritchard Gymnasium this weekend.

11/04/2012

Volleyball upends New Hampshire, 3-1

Seawolves win fifth straight match

11/02/2012

Rigo powers volleyball to a sweep of Providence

Freshman Rigo has 17 kills to lead the Seawolves to victory.

A seasoned Division I player and coach, Deb DesLauriers has brought a winning and competitive attitude to the Stony Brook program since becoming the head coach in 2000. During that time, she has taken the Seawolves to the four-team America East Championships seven times, including four trips to the title match.

Last season, DesLauriers led the Seawolves to the America East finals as senior Alicia Nelson was named America East Player of the Year. In 2010, freshman Evann Slaughter became the second player in program history to earn the America East Rookie of the Year award and Nelson and Ashley Headen were named to the All-America East first team.

During her tenure at Stony Brook, Matejka-DesLauriers' players have received numerous accolades. She has coached a Division I honorable mention All-America player, two All-Northeast Region players, an Academic All-District I player, 26 America East All-Conference selections and eight America East All-Rookie team members.

Matejka-Deslauriers also has a former player who is currently playing professionally in Europe. In 2008, Matejka-DesLauriers guided Gulce Nazli Dikecligil to becoming the NCAA Division I statistical leader in aces per set with a 0.66 average.

Her most successful America East campaign came in 2007 when the Seawolves finished the regular season with a record of 11-1, which included an 11-match winning streak. Her team set Division I program records in overall (24) and conference (11) wins, assists per set (14.60) and kills per set (15.8).

The Seawolves also earned some national recognition in 2007, ranking 11th in aces per set (2.22). For her efforts, Matejka-DesLauriers was named the America East Coach of the Year.

Mirroring her teams' successes on the court, DesLauriers has led her teams to numerous academic accomplishments as well, including Rachel Goldsmith who was named an America East Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to joining the Stony Brook program, DesLauriers was the head coach at Providence College in 1994 and 1995, leading the Friars to a 37-27 record and coaching two players to All-Big East recognition. She led Providence to a 21-11 mark and a fourth place finish at the Big East Tournament in her first season at the helm.

As an assistant coach at Syracuse University from 1991-94, DesLauriers helped guide the Orange to a 21-11 record and a second place finish at the Big East Tournament in 1991 and a third place finish in 1992.

DesLauriers has also made a name for herself in the club volleyball scene, having coached for more than 15 years. In the summer of 2000, she guided the Long Island Open team to the gold medal at the Empire State Games.

Her squad claimed fourth place in 2001 and brought home the bronze medal in 2002. She's currently at the helm of the Long Island Volleyball Academy, which is based out of Stony Brook.

Immediately before coming to Stony Brook, DesLauriers served as the Marketing Coordinator for Choice FX of New York. She also spent time as the Assistant Director of Operations at the ESPN Summer and Winter X Games, coordinating the design and layout of the games.

DesLauriers enjoyed a tremendous playing career at Providence College from 1987-91, earning All-Big East honors in each of her four years as a Friar. She was named the Big East Rookie of the Year in 1987 after leading the Friars to the Big East regular season championship and was a four-time Big East All-Tournament team selection.

In addition, DesLauriers earned Regional All-America honors in 1990 and 1991. She was a two-year captain for the Friars and won the team's Unsung Hero Award as a senior. She was put in an elite class of college athletes at the end of her junior season as she was nominated as a Big East Player of the Decade, joining nominees Chris Mullin and Patrick Ewing, among others.

She went on to earn a bachelor's degree in illustration and design from Providence in 1991. In 2009, DesLauriers was recognized for her accomplishments as a Friar when she was inducted into the Providence College Athletic Hall of Fame.

DesLauriers resides in Eastport with her husband, Kevin, their daughters, Brittany and Madyson, and sons, Jake and Ayden.