Dassy Pawlik is in her fourth year as the head coach of the D'Youville women's tennis program in 2019.
In 2018, Pawlik led the team to their first postseason appearance since 2011 after a 4-4 conference record. Dassy coached her first AMCC All-Conference player as the women had their best season in year.
Pawlik's love and passion for tennis has been life-long. A long standing member of the United States Tennis Association, she has served as a USTA captain for over 25 years. She has been recognized by the Buffalo Niagara Community Tennis Association as captain of the year . As a player, she has participated on many teams , advancing to local, regional, and sectional championships. Two of the teams she participated on advanced to national championships. Dassy truly loves tennis and enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge of the game with the athletes.
Dassy earned a bachelor's degree in Communication from SUNY Buffalo. Currently, she is enrolled at Buffalo State College continuing coursework in her field of Career and Technician Education. Dassy works in the Buffalo Public School system as a Culinary Instructor at Emerson School of Hospitality where she has worked since 2004.
She has lived in Buffalo, NY her entire life. She is married to Larry Pawlik and has three adult children, Alannah, Erin and Will.