Patrick Helmas is entering his third season as an assistant women's volleyball coach at Babson in 2016. Since arriving prior to the 2014 campaign, Helmas has helped the Beavers win back-to-back NEWMAC Tournament championships in addition to making the program's first two NCAA Tournament appearances. The Green and White, which also captured a share of the regular season league title in 2014, won a school-record 28 matches last fall.
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, Helmas helped the Lynx to back-to-back fifth place finishes in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC).
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. His U16 boys squad finished second at the 2013 New England Championships and then won the regional title in 2014.
A three-time all-tournament honoree while at Bryant and a two-time league all-star at Norwood HS, Helmas continues to shine on the court. His men's club team won the 2014 Adult Open national championship and he was selected to the all-tournament squad as a libero.
Helmas will also serve as an assistant equipment room manager.