November 3, 2010


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AVCA/NAIA Head Coaches Committee Minutes

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
12:00 p.m. EDT


Committee Chair:           Katy Meyer



Chair:                                 Katy Meyer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (AZ)


Present on the call: Katy Meyer (Chair, AVCA-NAIA Representative), Trent Herman (Association of Independent Institutions), John Yehling (American Midwest Conference, Men's Representative - 2009), Marissa Booker (Golden State Athletic Conference), Nathalea Stephenson (Kansas Collegiate Conference), Kristy Kamer (Mid South Conference), Anna Monsen Howle (Sooner Athletic Conference), Mike Gibson (Competition Committee), Jamie Adams (NAIA - Volleyball Administrator), Christy Mooberry (Appalachian Athletic Conference), Kim Norman (Frontier Conference), Andria Harshman (Mid-Central College Conference), Ryan DeLong (Midwest Collegiate Conference), Christy Clawson (Red River Athletic Conference), Stew McDole (Recognition Committee), Leah Brock (AVCA Representative),  Jennifer Weitzel (Dakota Athletic Conference).


Absent from the call:   Matt Buttermore (Assistant Coach Representative), Mark Perisi (American Mideast Conference), Reed Duffus (California Pacific Conference), TBA (Cascade Collegiate Conference), Jill Rokosik (Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference), Rick Pruett (Great Plaines Athletic Conference), Yolanda Brown (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference), Kathy Allen (Heart of America Athletic Conference), TBA (Kentucky Intercollegiate Conference), Trish Siedlik (Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference), Tori Bartels (Southern States Athletic Conference), Melissa Batie (The Sun Conference), Todd Humphry (TranSouth Athletic Conference), Kirsta Solberg (Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference)



AVCA Staff:  Leah Brock

A.  Only 3 days remain to take advantage of the early registration discount for the AVCA Convention December 15 - 19 in Kansas City, Missouri. If you have not already done so, be sure to register by this Friday, November 5 to save up to $100 off your convention registration.

Volleyball coaches love to talk shop and tell stories and the AVCA Convention is your place to do both. This year the convention schedule is loaded with numerous networking events for you to connect with old friends and make new ones. Visit the AVCA Convention Web site to see the entire convention schedule including all networking events, seminars and meetings. 

While at the convention make sure to spend time in AVCA Volleyball Marketplace. This is your opportunity to learn about the newest products and services developed specifically for volleyball and volleyball coaches. Nearly 100 vendors will be on hand to inform you of the newest innovations in the sport. Visit the Convention Web site for a listing of the current vendors who will be exhibiting in Volleyball Marketplace. Also, don't forget that Volleyball Marketplace is home of the AVCA Career Center for coaches who would like to post or search job openings.  

Registration for the convention is quick and easy. To register online or to access a printed registration form, visit the AVCA Convention Web site. We look forward to seeing you there!

B.  The AVCA Salary Survey results will be distributed either at the end of this week or early next week.

C.  University of Nebraska head coach John Cook will be presenting an AVCA webinar on "Talking to the Media about Volleyball: How to help them Help Us" (presented by Jostens) on Wednesday, November 10th at 1:00 pm EDT.  You can register for this webinar on the AVCA website under Education/Resources. Member pricing is $9.99.

D.  The Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week is back again in 2010. If your team makes an outstanding play during a match that is caught on video tape, be sure to submit it to the AVCA for consideration! Each week's winners will go head-to-head at the end of the season to decide the Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Year, which will be announced at the AVCA Convention.  Nomination information is available on the AVCA web site.


IV. NAIA Update - Jamie Adams, Manager of Championship Sports


A. NAIA - Volleyball National Championship updates

1. Final rating used for at-large berths

                * The final NAIA ratings will be issued November 14 after all of the conference championships have concluded.

                * The ratings will be used to see the At-Large teams in the NAIA National Tournament

2. Location of opening rounds

                * There were 35 opening round bids that were submitted to the NAIA this year, and the headquarters is very pleased with this number.

B. General Updates


V. Committee Updates:

A. Recognition Committee - Stew McDole

B. Competition Committee - Mike Gibson

C. Membership Committee - Christy Clawson

1. Katy - Total membership is 5266, up from 5003 same time last year (AVCA Oct. update)


D. Sand Volleyball Committee - Christy Clawson

1. Katy - List of schools discussing sand volleyball or have made announcements that they will sponsor a team (AVCA Oct. update)


VI. Other Constituency Updates:

A. Men's Programs - John Yehling

B. Assistant Coaches - Matt Buttermore

C. Conferences - Any Committee Members


VII. Old Business - Katy Meyer

A. NAIA Eligibility Center Web-Site (


1. Please click on the NAIA MEMBERS tab, choose QUICK TUTORIALS and watch the clips. You are encouraged to share this starting point with your colleagues.


2. Please click on the NAIA MEMBERS tab, choose ROLE OF COACHES and familiarize yourself with the bullet points. You are encouraged to share this starting point with your colleagues.


VIII. New Business - Katy Meyer


A. AVCA Board of Directors Update (October 2010) - Board election results, fate of the AVCA College Volleyball Showcase


Next call is scheduled for Wednesday, November 3 at 1 p.m. EDT.

Call adjourned 1:34 p.m. (EDT)

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