Tom Roof is entering his fifth season as the assistant volleyball coach at Pitt-Bradford.
In three seasons with the Panthers, Roof has helped direct the Panthers to an overall record of 52-32, an AMCC championship and two postseason appearances.
Roof helped guide the Panthers back to the AMCC championship match in 2011 with a team primarily comprised of underclassmen. The Panthers went 9-4 over their final 13 matches and won eight straight matches against AMCC opponents to finish second in the conference.
In 2010, Pitt-Bradford put together the best season in school history. The Panthers won a school-record 22 straight matches and captured both the AMCC regular season and postseason championships. The team advanced to the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time in program history.
Roof joined Pitt-Bradford in the fall of 2009 after leading Salamanca High School to the 2008 New York Class C state championship in his only season with the Warriors. It was the first undefeated season in school history and the only state title. Salamanca captured the CCAA Division II, Section 6 and Far West Regional championships as well.
Roof founded the Keystone-Empire Volleyball Association (KEVA) Junior Olympic girls’ volleyball club and served as director and coach for 13 years. The program grew to become one of the most successful and largest Junior Olympic clubs in the Northcentral /Northwest Pa. and Southwestern NY area. He coached 10 teams to medals at the East Coast championships. He also served as an assistant coach at Olean High School for four years.
Roof also works as a sports writer at the Olean Times Herald and lives in Olean, N.Y., with his wife Marlene. They have two daughters, Johnese and Sarah.