AVCA Announces Inaugural Thirty Under 30 Awards
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce its inaugural Thirty Under 30 Awards. This award was created to honor thirty of the up-and-coming volleyball coaches under 30 years old in the sport at all levels of the game. Although anyone could make a nomination, the nominee had to be an AVCA member, and had to be younger than 30 years old in 2009. The list of winners was announced in the February/March edition of Coaching Volleyball.
"Reading the biographies, accomplishments and philosophies of this group of award winners gives me confidence about the future of our game," said Kathy DeBoer, AVCA Executive Director. "Our rising stars are diverse, hard-working and passionate about teaching - good news for volleyball."
Of the thirty recipients, head coach and assistant coach numbers were split 15-15. Ten are NCAA Division I women's coaches, five are NCAA Division II women's coaches, five are High School girls' coaches, four are women's coaches in NCAA Division III, three are from Two-Year Colleges, two coach Division I-II men, and there was one NAIA women's coach. Two of the recipients double-up as club coaches.