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. With the women’s team at MIT, he has built what has become one of the premier Division III volleyball programs in New England.
Dill has worked with the MIT volleyball program since 1992. He served as an assistant coach for three years for both the MIT men’s and women’s varsity programs. Named head women’s coach in 1996, Dill has guided the Engineers to 10 NCAA post-season bids, two ECAC Championships and two NEWMAC titles.
Entering his 22nd season, Dill is currently ranked 16th out of over 400 active Division III coaches in the nation in overall winning percentage (.753), averaging 27 wins and single-digit losses per season during his career. He has never collected fewer than 20 wins in a season and has five 30-win seasons under his belt, lifting his career record to 564-185. A three-time AVCA Division III New England Region Coach of the Year, Dill has also been named the NEWVA Coach of the Year three times. He also collected NEWMAC Coach of the Year honors in 2002 and 2016.
Dill began duplicating this success with the MIT men’s team after being summoned to take over the reins of the program in 2004. Since then, he led the men’s program to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2014 and an overall record of 308-122. Before coaching the MIT men’s squad, Dill directed the Emmanuel College men’s squad 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, serving as the manager of the Bates College women’s team as an undergraduate, and coaching the men’s open division of the Bay State Games.