Major Danny Rozek, USMC
Major Rozek was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. He attended Officer Candidates School in December 2001 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in April 2001.
Major Rozek graduated from The Basic School and later attended Adjutant’s Course at Camp Johnson, North Carolina. Upon completion of the course, he served with 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, from 2002-2005. During this tour, Major Rozek deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Major Rozek’s next tour of duty was at Officer Candidates School in Quantico Virginia from 2005-2008. During this assignment, he served as a Platoon Commander for five Officer Candidate Classes, Executive Officer for one Officer Candidate Class, and Company Commander for 14 months.
Major Rozek’s next assignment was with 2d Marine Regiment, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina from 2008-2011 where he served as the Regimental Adjutant. During this tour, he deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan on a yearlong deployment.
Major Rozek assumed his current duties as the Executive Assistant to the Academic Dean and Provost, at the United States Naval Academy, in July 2011.
Major Rozek’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one gold star.
Major Rozek is married to the former Melissa Koczewski. He has two daughters, Kennedy, age 10, and Kendall, age 7.
Coach Kevin Gould
Kevin Gould was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania and enlisted into the Marine Corps in September 1983. He attended the Armed Forces School of Music in January 1984 and graduated in July of the same year as a Marine Saxophonist.
During his 22 year career, Gould served with the Marine Bands at Cherry Point, North Carolina and 29 Palms, California. The rest of his time was split over two recruiting tours (Buffalo and Philadelphia), a teaching position at the NCO Basic Course, and his career culminated with a 4-year stint in the Inspector General's Office of the Second Marine Aircraft Wing. Gunnery Sergeant Gould was honorably discharged in January 2005.
Gould started playing intramural volleyball in high school in 1982 and continued playing in the Marine Corps. He played libero for the 29 Palms base team in the early 90's and won an East Coast Regional gold medal with the Cherry Point team in 1998. In 2003, Gould started coaching and officiating for USA Volleyball, the North Carolina High School Federation and collegiately in North Carolina.
In 2004, Gould joined his coaching and officiating mentor, Peter Cruz, as an assistant coach for the Men's and Women's All-Marine Volleyball teams. During his tenure with the Marine program, Gould served as the assistant coach for the Men's National All-Armed Forces Team (2004) and the head coach for the Women's National All-Armed Forces Team (2006) which won a CISM Silver Medal. In 2008, Gould made three trips to train with the US National Team Coaches in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center. While there, he received his CAP I Certification and completed all of his "gym time" for the CAP II module.
Gould took a position as a Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Director in the DC area in 2010 and immediately jumped into the local volleyball scene working as a referee and a junior Olympic coach. In 2011 he served as an assistant coach for the women's All-Navy squad that won a silver indoor medal and a gold beach medal. Gould took over as the head coach of the Men's Naval Academy Club Team in September 2013.
- Heidi Mass
- Stephen Eagles
- Mike Schwob
Schwob himself was tabbed as the Patriot League Coach of the Year in 1997 and as the USNA Fall Coach of the Year in 2005. He has served as a coach for the U.S. Navy volleyball team -- both men's and women's teams -- multiple times over the last decade. Most recently he led the women's team to a gold medal at the 2008 Armed Forces Tournament.
A native of Buffalo, Schwob was a four-year member of the volleyball team at George Mason and competed on the school's 1985 and `88 NCAA Final Four teams. He earned All-East honors in each of his last two seasons at the school. He will be inducted into Kenmore East High School Athletic Hall of Fame in October.
A tenured physical education associate professor at Navy, Schwob holds a Bachelor's Degree from George Mason and a Master's Degree from Loyola (Md.). Prior to arriving at Navy, Schwob taught in the Anne Arundel County school system for eight years. He and his wife, Susan, a former All-ACC volleyball player at Maryland, are the parents of four boys -- Williams (13), Robert (11), Brian (10) and Michael (5).
- Heidi Mass