Richie Gomes
Richie Gomes
Title: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Year: Third
Position: Volunteer Assistant Coach

Richie Gomes enters his third season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Brown University volleyball program in 2015-16.

Gomes helped lead the Bears to consecutive finishes in the top half of the Ivy League in 2013 and 2014 behind an 8-6 league mark in 2013 and a 7-7 conference record in 2014. He has coached four All-Ivy players with the Bears including Thea Derrough ’14, Kathryn Conner ’15, Maddie Lord ’15, and Payton Smith ’17.

The head coach at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, Gomes began serving as the head coach at his alma mater in 2012. Gomes guided GNB Voc-Tech to a South Alliance league title in 2014 and mentored Derek Lewis, who broke Gomes’ school record with 39 kills in a match in 2013. He has also worked as a coach for the Coastal Boys team at the Bay State Games.

A native of New Bedford, Mass., Gomes earned Boston Globe Player of the Year honors in 2002, helping guide GNB Voc-Tech to a South Sectional title.