Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State College athletic department is pleased to announce that Kristy Nix has been named Head Women's Volleyball Coach.
She brings a wealth of experience to the FSC staff, coaching at all levels of game, from junior high to Division I. Her responsibilities will not only entail women's volleyball, but she will serve as the Life Skills Coordinator for the department.
Nix most recently served as the boys volleyball coach at Garden City High School and worked for the East Coast Conference as a Student Development Consultant.
From 2013-2015, she was the Assistant Business manager in the University of Delaware Athletics Department. Prior to Delaware, she spent two years at Marist College where she held numerous roles, including the director of intramurals, club sports, and camps. She served as a radio color commentator for all Marist women's basketball games, a statistician for men's and women's basketball and volleyball matches and a compliance assistant.
She also spent time on the academic side at Marist, serving as an adjunct lecturer for Sports and Society and Human Movement in Sports classes. She was also the official orientation speaker and advisor for community/special events for the Marist Athletics Department.
Prior to her time at Marist, Nix was an assistant women's basketball coach (2010-11) and director of women's basketball operations (2008-2010) at Stony Brook University. While at Stony Brook, Nix earned a Master's of Liberal Arts degree in addition to a graduate coaching certificate.
She also held positions with the U.S. Open Tennis Center, St. Mary's Academy, Emerson College, The International Tennis Hall of Fame, and the Boston Red Sox.
Nix received her Master's degree in Liberal Arts from Stony Brook in 2010. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Operations Management from Rhode Island College in 2007, where she played three years on the varsity basketball and volleyball teams. She was a two-time captain and MVP of the volleyball team and holds the school record for kills in a season (478) and is second in career kills (1,032).
Originally from East Setauket, N.Y., Nix now lives in Massapequa.