Greg Shell begins his 17th season as the top assistant on the Blue Devil staff. Prior to serving as an assistant, the 2003 CCSU graduate (B.S. Ed - English) held a managerial position on the team. In addition to his on-court coaching duties, Shell also coordinates the program's recruiting efforts and serves on the AVCA Assistant Coaches Committee as the Northeast Conference representative.
The Blue Devils have reached the NEC Tournament in 16 seasons since Shell joined the program. During that time the program has had five 20-win seasons and has averaged 18 wins per season.
The 1995 graduate of Torrington High School began his coaching career as a volunteer for the 1996-98 boys and girls volleyball teams at his alma mater. In 1999 and 2000, Shell was an assistant coach at Terryville High School, where he helped guide the squad to the Class S final in his second year. He also assisted with the girls basketball team at Terryville High in 2000 and 2001.
In the spring of 2002, Shell joined the staff at Lewis Mills High School as an assistant coach with the boys volleyball program. While there, he helped guide the team past the state semifinals for the first time. They appeared in the state title game in back-to-back seasons.
In addition to his high school coaching, Shell has coached in the Connecticut Juniors Volleyball program and has served as a head court coach at the Volleyball Achievement Camp and Shoreline Developmental Volleyball Camp for the past seven years.