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D'Abate's endless devotion at the core of Mount volleyball's success

September 7, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Josh D'Abate's resume as the girls' head volleyball coach at Mount St. Charles is ridiculously impressive.

What's flabbergasting, downright astonishing, is how he became one in the first place.

He refuses to offer his age, but admits he's an “early 30-something” who graduated from Smithfield High School in the “mid-1990s.” He never took part in any JV or varsity sport while a Sentinel, and never picked up a volleyball, excepting perhaps in gym class, until long after his 17th birthday.

(Again, he didn't divulge when).

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