1999 TACHIKARA/AVCA JUNIOR COLLEGE/COMMUNITY COLLEGE NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR
PARKLAND COLLEGE'S BRENDA WINKELER NAMED 1999 TACHIKARA/AVCA JUNIOR COLLEGE/COMMUNITY COLLEGE NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR
Colorado Springs, Colo. The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), in conjunction with Tachikara USA, Inc., is proud to announce that Brenda Winkeler of Parkland College has been selected as the 1999 Tachikara/AVCA Junior College/Community College National Coach of the Year.
Brenda Winkeler, in her ninth year at the helm of the Parkland College women's volleyball program, led the 1999 squad to an NJCAA Division II national championship and a 54-9 overall record. Her team captured the District G title and was seeded No. 1 going into this year's national tournament. The team defeated Phoenix College, 3-0, in the semifinals and was victorious over Elgin, 3-1, in the finals to claim the national title.
For her outstanding efforts, Winkeler was named the Coach of the Tournament, while three of her athletes were named to the All-Tournament Team and one was honored as the MVP.
Overall, Winkeler boasts a 427-163 record (.724 winning percentage). Over the years, she has had more than 30 players transfer to play at all levels in the NCAA. She has been named the Coach of the Year for the past three years in the Collegiate Conference of Central Illinois (CCCI), and earned Region 24 and District 15 Coach of the Year accolades in 1991. She also led the 1991 squad to a seventh-place finish at the NJCAA national tournament. The Cobras have won the CCCI Conference championship for the past four years.
Tachikara will formally present the National Coach of the Year awards on Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, in Honolulu, Hawai'i, at the Tachikara/AVCA Coach of the Year banquet. The brunch, which will begin at 9 a.m. at the Hawaiian Regent, is held in conjunction with the 1999 AVCA National Convention.
Brenda Winkeler receiving her award from Roger Revelle,
Senior Vice President of Tachikara USA