ICHS Athletics

Coach Joelle Della Volpe brings over fifteen years of experience coaching high school softball as well as 18u Gold level club and collegiate level softball.  Coach Della Volpe spent eleven years as Head Softball Coach of Hackensack High School and had shorter stints as assistant coach at Rutgers University and Dominican College. 

Coach Della Volpe had an outstanding softball career in college as well as being a semi-professional player for the New Jersey Divas.  Some of her most notable experiences include: All Conference 1st Team 4x, most RBIs, most home runs in a single season, All Conference first team, NCAA/ECAC/Reebok All Star First Team (1998) and All Regional All American for four consecutive years (1998-2001). 

Coach Della Volpe will bring her accomplished skill set as both a player and high-level coach to our program this spring. One of her first goals is to help to instill a sense of self-confidence in the players she coaches. Coach DellaVolpe is a published author, serves as the East Region All-American Chair for the National Fastpitch Coaching Association. Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Directors for the NFCA and was awarded the 2019 Humanitarian Award.  Coach Della Volpe is currently the Advertising & Design instructor at Essex County Schools of Technology.  

Della Volpe believes,Winning isn’t everything, but striving to win is.  Achieving a goal is exciting, but it is the obstacles that we overcome day to day in order to reach the goal which makes it all worthwhile. This encompasses making priorities and maintaining perspective, motivation and effort, developing a sense of self – worth and understanding the game first.”