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Tom Roof

Tom Roof
Tom Roof
Head Coach for Women's Volleyball

Athletics and Recreational Sports

Contact Information:
roof@pitt.edu

Phone: 814-362-5068


Location: 113 Sport and Fitness Center

Short Bio

Tom Roof is entering his fifth season as the head women's volleyball coach.

In his fourth year at the helm, Roof guided the program to its second AMCC Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in three years.

In 2018, five Panthers earned All-AMCC honors, including a Co-Player of the Year. Also that year, the team won the AMCC Women's Volleyball Team Peak Performer award for having the highest cumulative grade point average in the conference for their respective sport.

In 2017, the Panthers repeated as AMCC regular season champions, sharing the crown with eventual champion Penn State-Altoona. During that year, Roof coached five Panthers who were named to All AMCC teams, the program's most since 2010.

During his second season, Roof saw an extraordinary amount of success. The Panthers picked up a program-record 25 victories, including an undefeated mark in AMCC action and the team's second-ever conference title and trip to the NCAA Tournament.

For his efforts, Roof was named the 2016 AMCC Coach of the Year.

Roof also coached the conference's Player of the Year while guiding other players to All-AMCC honors. Pitt-Bradford dominated the conference's All-Conference teams, earning the most selections of any other program in 2016. In his four years as head coach, Roof has coached 15 AMCC All-Stars, two Players of the Year, and two Newcomers of the Year.

Roof is also a member of the NCAA Division III Regional Advisory Committee, is on the AVCA National Poll Committee, the AVCA National Head Coaches Committee, and is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional and All-American Awards Committee.

Prior to joining Pitt-Bradford, he led Salamanca (NY) High School to the 2008 New York Class C state championship in his only season with the Warriors. It was the first undefeated season in school history and the only state title. Salamanca captured the CCAA Division II, Section 6 and Far West Regional championships as well.

Roof founded the Keystone-Empire Volleyball Association Junior Olympic girls' volleyball club and served as director and coach for 13 years. The program grew to become one of the most successful Junior Olympic clubs in the Northcentral /Northwest PA and Southwestern NY area. He also served as an assistant coach at Olean (NY) High School for four years.

Roof lives in Olean, NY, with his wife Marlene. They have two daughters, Johnese and Sarah.