Kelvin Rivera has been named Dana Hall’s new Varsity Volleyball head coach. His impressive volleyball experience at the club and high school levels, in addition to his knowledge of the game, will be instrumental in the program’s future success.
Rivera founded the Owls Volleyball Club in 2019 and has dedicated his time and energy to teaching girls ages 5-18 how to advance their skills and develop a passion for the sport. For the past three seasons, Rivera served as the head volleyball coach at Weston High School and the boys 16’s coach for SMASH volleyball. From 2016-18, Rivera served as the head volleyball coach at the MGA Volleyball Club in Weston, Mass.
Rivera was a DIII standout volleyball athlete at Carthage College and is currently working on his aviation professional pilot’s degree from North Shore Community College. As a student-athlete, Rivera was awarded The Boston Globe Player of the Year award for two consecutive years, the Staples and MetroWest Leadership Awards, and the MCVL Rookie of the Year and Tournament MVP awards.
“I'm looking forward to being the leader of a community full of strong, disciplined and committed student-athletes,” Rivera said. “My vision is to create an elite program recognized by its sportsmanship, creativity and high volleyball IQ. I look to continue the tradition that fosters an environment of collaboration and encourages independent thinking.”
“Kelvin’s extensive volleyball background is an absolute win for Dana Hall,” said Director of Athletics, Health and Wellness Rebecca Kimball. “His passion for coaching combined with his leadership style aligns perfectly with our athletics mission. I know Kelvin’s knowledge of the game and his love for developing athletic talent will make an immediate impact on the program, and we are thrilled to have him join Dana Hall’s coaching staff next season.”
"My favorite Dana Hall memory would be the first time I ever sang the Alma Mater with my fellow classmates. That was most definitely the first time I felt like I was truly a part of something. Joining hands with my future Silver Sisters made me truly feel like I was a Dana girl."