Joey Pacis
Joey Pacis
Title: Head Volleyball Coach
Phone: 781-891-2787

Joey Pacis is in his sixth year as head women's volleyball coach at Bentley University after previously filling the same role at Merrimack College. He came to Bentley in 2013 as an assistant to the legendary Sandy Hoffman and took over as head coach when she stepped aside for health reasons prior to the 2014 season. During his first five seasons at the helm, Pacis has posted a 78-67 record, including 47-23 in Northeast-10 contests.

Pacis was cited as the Northeast-10 Coach of the Year in 2014 after directing the Falcons to a 19-12 record, a share of the Northeast-10 regular season title, a berth in the NE-10 championship match and the semifinals of the NCAA Division II East Regional. That was followed up by an 18-10 record in 2015.

The 1995 University of Illinois graduate was the head coach of the Warriors for eight years, from 2003-10. He’s the winningest coach in Merrimack’s volleyball history, with a career record of 117-116, and guided his team to the program’s first two NCAA tournament berths, in 2007 and 2008.

Pacis was the Northeast-10 Coach of the Year in both of those seasons, and his team twice had the highest cumulative GPA among Merrimack’s varsity teams (2007, 2008). His 2009 team set a school record for wins with 21.

Prior to being named the head coach in February 2003, Pacis served as an assistant with the Merrimack program for three years.

Pacis was an outstanding player for the University of Illinois, serving as the team’s starting setter for four years. In 1994, he helped the Fighting Illini win its first Big Ten men’s volleyball championship and earned second team All-Tournament honors. Illinois finished No. 17 in the nation his senior year. While attending Illinois, Pacis volunteered as a student coach for the women’s Division I volleyball program under the direction of Mike Hebert, and also coached at the Fighting Illini summer volleyball camps.

A native of Southern California, Pacis graduated from Illinois 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering. He resides in Watertown with his wife, Holly, their son, Ryan (13), and their 6-year old chocolate lab, Jack.

The Pacis Record

 Year  College W L PCT
2003 Merrimack 11 20 .355
2004  Merrimack 13 13 .500
2005    Merrimack 10 18 .357
2006  Merrimack 11 16 .407
2007    Merrimack 19 14 .576
2008 Merrimack 20 10 .667
2009    Merrimack 21 11 .656
2010 Merrimack 12 14 .462
2014 Bentley 19 12 .613
2015 Bentley 18 10 .643
2016 Bentley 11 18 .379
2017 Bentley 19 10 .655
2018 Bentley 11 17 .393
Totals      195 183 .516
At Bentley      78 67 .538