2005 Tachikara/AVCA Two-Year College Region Coaches of the Year for Women's Volleyball Announced


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2005 Tachikara/AVCA Two-Year College Region Coaches of the YearSM for Women's Volleyball Announced

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 5, 2005) - The following coaches have been selected by their region as Tachikara/AVCA Two-Year College Region Coach of the YearSM. Each of the honorees will represent their region on the National Coach of the Year ballot. The awards will be officially presented at the Tachikara/AVCA Coach of the YearSM and Victory Club AwardsSM banquet in San Antonio on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the American Volleyball Coaches Association Annual Convention.

Tachikara/AVCA Midwest Region Coaches of the YearSM
Darrin McBroom, Longview Community College
2005 Record:
In his first season at the collegiate level, McBroom led the Lakers to the NJCAA Region XVI Championship. The Lakers season came to an end with a loss to eventual NJCAA Division II national champion Johnson County Community College. McBroom was hired in late January and inherited only two letterwinners from a 2004 team that finished 17-15.

Jill Stinson, Johnson County Community College
2005 Record:
Stinson led Johnson County to its first-ever NJCAA Division II national championship. The Cavaliers completed their run with a four-game victory over top-ranked Cowley County Community College in the title match. The Cavaliers won a school-record 35 matches. Stinson has compiled a 244-103-career record in 10 seasons, including an 89-19 mark the last three years.

Tachikara/AVCA Northeast/Southeast Region Coaches of the YearSM
Kiko Benoit, Miami-Dade College
2005 Record:
In his first season as head coach with the program, Benoit kept Miami-Dade College's winning tradition alive. The Sharks, after winning the 2004 NJCAA Division I National Championship, returned to the championship match this season where they fell to the College of Southern Idaho in three games. Miami-Dade was ranked third in the final NJCAA Division I Poll.

Roger Majeski, Genesee Community College
2005 Record:
Majeski led Genesee Community College to a school-record 47-10 mark and a bid into the NJCAA Division II Championship tournament. The Lady Cougars nearly knocked off top-ranked Cowley Community College, which was the eventual NJCAA Division II Tournament runner-up, in the first round of pool play but fell in five games.

Tachikara/AVCA Southwest Region Coaches of the YearSM
Erica Elder, Midland College
2005 Record:
Elder led Midland to its first appearance in the NJCAA Division I National Championship tournament in school history. The Lady Chaparrals won a bid to the tournament by winning the Region V-West Championship match over Frank Phillips College. Midland won its second straight Western Junior College Athletic Conference title and won 35 matches, the most in its four-year school history.

Regina Mannix-Stahl, Scottsdale Community College
2005 Record:
Mannix-Stahl led Scottsdale Community College to a third place finish at the NJCAA Division II National Championship tournament. The Artichokes, who advanced to the national semifinals with a 3-0 win over Kalamazoo, lost to eventual NJCAA Division II national champion Johnson Community College. Scottsdale beat Illinois Central in three games to take third.

Tachikara/AVCA West Region Coaches of the YearSM
Christopher Green, Western Nebraska Community College
2005 Record:
Green led Western Nebraska to its sixth straight Region IX Championship. The Cougars finished the season by losing the third-place match at the NJCAA Division I National Championship tournament to Missouri-West Plains. Western Nebraska posted a 16-3 record against ranked teams this season with its only other losses coming to NJCAA Division I national champion Southern Idaho and national runner-up Miami-Dade.

Bret Taylor, North Idaho College
2005 Record:
Taylor led North Idaho to a 30-4 season and a share of the Scenic West Athletic Conference title. The Cardinals shared the title with top-ranked College of South Idaho. The Cardinals were one of only two teams to beat Southern Idaho on the year. The Cardinals season came to an end at the Region XVIII finals with a lost to Southern Idaho, which went on to win the NJCAA Division I Championship.

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