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 AVCA Two-Year College Head Coaches Committee Minutes
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The meeting was called to order at 12:05 p.m. (ET).


Present: Trish Knight, Kanoe Bandy, Terry Gamble, Kim Lester, Mike Trame

Absent: Michael De Hoog, Jayme Frazier, Bert Luallen, Jane Peterson, Benjamin Staupe, Vanessa Schroeder

Welcome: Trish began the discussion talking about the TYC involvement at the convention.

I. TYC at the Convention

Trish mentioned that she is still looking for a few more volunteers to man the TYC booth at the convention. She mentioned that she is making a banner and needs the logos from the NWAACC and California. Kanoe agreed to help get the California one. Trish was going to contact the NWAACC contacts to see about getting one from them. (They could not be on the call.)

Trish also discussed the panel session. Terry and Trish for sure would be sitting on the panel. Trish also mentioned she has an on-court presentation.

Terry mentioned that the NJCAA needs to have two meetings - one to discuss some things and the second to vote on any of them. Rick was assigned to get Jason to make sure there are two meetings for them. This is complete.

2. Salary Survey

Trish asked if everyone had time to look over this year's salary survey and if there were any thoughts on it. A short discussion ensured. Everyone agreed it was better than last year in terms of number of responses and information gathered and sorted. It will be done again next year.

3. Get More TYC Press

A discussion was started about how to get two-year colleges more press.

Trish had an idea about maybe trying to do a Friday night All-Star match at the convention. Use the TYC All-American list to build the teams.

Kanoe mentioned that California kids would not be able to play. It is cost prohibitive.

Trish thought maybe it could be tied in with some of the big club tournaments. Or maybe do some regional ones.

Kanoe mentioned California does one during the California championships. Maybe have one at the NJCAA DI or DII tourney?

Mike Trame liked the idea of regional events and expanded on the idea. Maybe pick eight good sites... maybe get the AVCA to help out and put their name on it.

Terry agreed with Mike's idea on regional events. However, the thought that the TYC's would need to be very careful of taking care of their "product." The All-Americans are already picked, so the kids that would be playing might represent a "water-downed" version of what the TYCs have to offer. He emphasized they would just need to be careful.

Trish liked the ideas and thought this would be something to discuss at the convention.

4. AVCA Update

There were a number of things to report, but time ran out. They are here for folks to read for the record.

1. Minority Coach Opportunity - Just a reminder about the minority coach opportunity for the convention. This is a possible scholarship opportunity to the convention for minority women who are interested in coaching at the NCAA level. If interested, contact Jason Jones ( for more information. More information will also be posted on the AVCA web site and in the AVCA's At the Net newsletter.

2. Demonstrators at the Convention - The AVCA is still looking for a few demonstrators at the convention. Demonstrators have to be available for the entire convention to demonstrate during the on-court educational sessions. Each individual will be given a schedule for when they will be needed. In return, each individual will get 50% off of a full-convention registration.

3. Convention Registration Deadline - It is going well. Up in some areas, down in others - particularly down in Pre-Con. Pass the word.

4. TYC COY Award - Reminder that nominations for Two-Year Coach of the Year are due by Friday, Nov. 14.

5. NCAA Tickets - AVCA still have NCAA tickets available in the upper and lower decks. Let folks know.

TYC Convention Meetings

- Thurs, Dec. 18: 8-9 a.m. - TYC Head Coaches Committee Meeting

- Fri., Dec. 19, 9-10:30 a.m. - TYC General Meeting

- Thurs., Dec. 18, 3-3:30 p.m. - NJCAA Meeting I -

- Fri., Dec. 19, 12:30-2 p.m. - NJCAA Meeting II

Other Dates/Times to Note

- Wed, Dec. 17: 5-8 p.m. - Volleyball Marketplace Setup

- Thurs., Dec. 18: 8 a.m. - noon - Volleyball Marketplace Setup

                                                           Volleyball Marketplace Opens - 1:30 p.m.

                                                           Hours: Thurs., 1:30-5 p.m.

                                                          - Fri., Noon-4:30 p.m. and 7:30-10 p.m.

                                                          - Sat., 8:30 a.m.-noon... Tear down in the afternoon.


End of AVCA update.

Meeting ends - 12:30 p.m.

The next meeting will be a short one and is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 just to touch base one more time before the convention.


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Two-Year College Committee



Constituency Group

Phone Number

Email Address

Trish Knight - Chair



Kanoe Bandy



Kim Lester



Terry Gamble



Bert Luallen



Vanessa Schroeder



Mike Trame



Jane Peterson



Ben Staupe



Michael De Hoog



Jayme Frazier




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