Coach Denk brings college and elite club coaching experience to the Red Penguin staff. Because of his diverse college and club background, Denk has first hand experience with: recruiting, player evaluation, player improvement plans and scholarship allocation. He has been a college coach at both NCAA and NAIA institutions.
During his time at Nazareth College he helped develop TWO 2-time NCAA All-Americans for the Golden Flyers. Coach Denk also showed his winning ways during his time with Daemen College (NAIA). During his tenure at Daemen, his teams accomplished the following:
- 32-4 Conference Record
- 55-27 Overall Record
- 2 American Mideast Conference North Division Championships
- 1 Regional Tournament Champion Runners Up
As a club coach with Volley FX, he has led the following age teams as a head coach:
15-17 Junior Olympic Boy’s Club Team (Western Empire Volleyball Region)
15-1s Junior Olympic Girl’s Club Team (Western Empire Volleyball Region)
Along with his club responsibilities, Denk also coaches at the prestigious Our Lady of Mercy High School. In 2008 he led the Monarch to the following:
- Private-Parochial League Title
- Private-Parochial Post-Season Championship
- 17-4 Overall Record
Denk was captain of his college volleyball team (State University of New York at Brockport) from 1996-1997 and also captained the USA Men’s Club Team (Team Hot Shots/Nails) from 1998-2005. Since 1999, he has been a participant in the AVP Beach Volleyball Doubles Qualification Tour.