Jul 10, 2013
NEWARK, N.J. – Pedro Trevino, Rutgers-Newark's Head Men's Volleyball Coach, has been promoted to position of Coordinator of Volleyball Operations by Director of Athletics Mark Griffin.
Entering his third year as the Scarlet Raiders' head coach and women's volleyball assistant coach, Trevino will oversee all aspects of the Rutgers-Newark programs. He will continue to serve as the men's head coach and women's assistant coach under second-year head coach Jason Madsen.
Trevino is ushering the Scarlet Raider men's program through the final season of its five-year process of reclassification from NCAA Division I to Division III status to align it with Rutgers-Newark's other 15 sports. Rutgers-Newark ends its long membership in the Division I Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) this year and will begin competing as a Division III program in 2015.
With a deep background in area prep volleyball plus experience as an assistant coach at Kean University (2010-11), Trevino served as head girls' volleyball coach at Summit High School in 2010. He helped the school to a 15-9 season which tied a school record for victories while earning the team a trip to the state Group II South semifinals.
He also has served as an assistant coach for the boys' volleyball program at St. Joseph's of Metuchen for three years. Trevino was also the varsity and junior varsity coach at St. Agnes School in Clark from 2006 to 2008.
A 2001 graduate of NJIT with a bachelor of science in management and a minor in sports management, Trevino was a four-year starter as setter for some of the Highlanders' finest teams (1997-2000). NJIT piled up a cumulative record of 74-35 during his four seasons while posting milestone victories over Rutgers-Newark, Penn State, Ohio State, George Mason and Princeton.
As a freshman, Trevino keyed the Highlanders to a 17-10 record and a runner-up finish in the first NCAA Division III national tournament. NJIT shocked Division I teams from Ohio State and George Mason to highlight the year.
In 1998, NJIT rose to NCAA Division II status in style by posting a 17-8 record as the Highlanders won its first EIVA Tait Conference and EIVA Division II championships. Trevino, who ranked third among EIVA setters, was named to the EIVA Division II All-Tournament Team. A win over perennial Division I national contender Penn State punctuated the season.
Trevino and his teammates reached new heights during his junior season by posting a 24-5 mark and their second straight EIVA Division II title. The Highlanders knocked off Princeton and Rutgers-Newark to gain an EIVA Championship tournament berth opposite Penn State. The Nittany Lions prevailed, 3-2, but NJIT claimed the Springfield Hall of Fame Classic championship during the regular season. Trevino, who ranked among the top 10 nationally in assists average, was named to all-tournament teams at the Hall of Fame Classic and the EIVA Division II Championship.
As a senior 2000, Trevino was NJIT's Male Athlete of the Year after setting a new program record for career assists as the Highlanders finished 16-12 capped by an EIVA Championship first-round win over George Mason.
The Racine, Wisconsin, native also played men's basketball during his senior season at NJIT.