Leslie Vitrano enters her second year with the Bears, and has been an assistant volleyball coach at Brown since 2007, bringing with her experience at the junior level.
Vitrano, originally from Louisiana, coached girls' junior teams in Baton Rouge, LA. Once she moved to Rhode Island in 2005, Vitrano started coaching for Blast Volleyball Academy, one of the most competitive programs in New England and the largest juniors club in the state.
Since joining the Blast coaching staff, Vitrano has guided teams to national competitions in Houston, Atlanta, Albany, and Reno. Most recently as the head coach in 2008, Vitrano's team ended the season with a .830 winning percentage and four tournament championships.
Born and raised outside of New Orleans, Vitrano graduated from Louisiana State University in 2004 with a B.A. in Mass Communication and a minor in Psychology. She currently lives in Providence and works for Shaw Contract Group as a Commercial Specialist.