Patrick Helmas is entering first season as an assistant women's volleyball coach in 2014-15. A 2011 graduate of Bryant University, Helmas joins the Beavers after spending two years as an assistant coach at nearby Lesley University.
Involved with all aspects of the program, he helped the Lynx to back-to-back fifth-place finishes in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC). Prior to Lesley, Helmas served as the men's club volleyball coach during his time as a student at Bryant.
In addition to his collegiate experience, Helmas has extensive experience as a high school and club coach throughout the area. A former junior varsity coach at both Concord-Carlisle HS and Needham HS, he has been with the SMASH volleyball club since 2011, coaching the Boys 16U squad for each of the last two years.
Helmas will also serve as an assistant equipment room manager.