January 2013


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Monthly Conference Call



Meeting Agenda

•I.        Welcome - Christy Clawson, HCC Chair (cclawson@txwes.edu)


•II.      Welcome New Members

Lindsay Campbell (Concordia Irvine), Assistant Coach Rep.

      Lindsay Johnson (Mayville State), A.I.I. Rep

      Allen McCreary (California-Merced), Cal. Pac. Conf.

      Patty (Westmont), GSAC

Still Open:

  • Kentucky Intercollegiate Conference
  • Great Plains Athletic Conference
  • The Sun Conference


•III.    AVCA Updates - Jackson Silvanik, (jackson.silvanik@avca.org)

  • A. General updates
  • B. AVCA Board updates - Kathy DeBore

•IV.    NAIA Update - Jamie Adams, Manager of Championship Sports (JAdams@naia.org)

  • A. General updates


•V.      Committee Updates:

  • A. Recognition Committee - Stew McDole
  • B. Competition Committee - Mike Gibson
  • C. Membership - Christy Clawson http://www.avca.org/membership/ NAIA @ 80% holding
  • D. Sand Volleyball -http://www.avca.org/sand/ 26 teams committed NCAA DI goal is 40 by next spring in line with NCAA 3 year budget model.


•VI.    Other Constituency Updates:

  • A. Men's Programs - John Yehling
  • B. Assistant Coaches - Lindsay Campbell
  • C. Conferences - Any Committee Members


•VII.  Committee Chair General Report - Christy Clawson (cclawson@txwes.edu)


  • A.I.I. divide into 2 regions for representation-rational: recognition divided so need to follow with All Conference representation as well as with HCC.
  • HCC Rep. nominations (Christy Clawson & Kim Norman from floor at general meeting) NAIA send out the ballot and HCC voted to change election process to be voted on by AVCA membership through AVCA to follow NCAA format.
  • Education - video tips of the week, power tips, write article, present at convention or webinar.
  • Branding NAIA - reach out to clubs/State HS associations/USAV/JVA (booths at qualifiers) present them with NAIA information, http://www.playnaia.org/; linked to AVCA as vehicle to help with who we are and how good we are.
  • NAIA Rules session at 2013 convention; maybe webinar from NAIA use AVCA as vehicle; possible recruiting certification test.


•VIII.            Roll Call - Christy Clawson-Diver (cclawson@txwes.edu)

  • o Lindsay Johnson(Association of Independent Institutions) o (Association of Independent)

o    Mark Perisi (American Mideast Conference)                                                 o  John Yehling (American Midwest Conference, Men's Rep.)

o    Christy Mooberry (Appalachian Athletic Conference)                                 o  Allen McCreary (California Pacific Conference)

  • o Brian Erminger (Cascade Collegiate Conference) o Natalie Wildes (Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conf.)
  • o TBA (Great Plaines Athletic Conference) o Kim Norman (Frontier Conference)
  • o Patty (Golden State Athletic Conference) o TBA (Kentucky Intercollegiate Conference)
  • o Sarah Grams (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference) o Caren Kimner (Heart of America Athletic Conference)
  • o Nathalea Stephenson (Kansas Collegiate Conference) o Andria Harshman (Crossroads League Conference)
  • o Samantha Harvey (Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference) o Ryan DeLong (Mid-west Collegiate Conference)
  • o Andy Cavins (Mid-South Conference) o Todd Lowery (Red River Athletic Conference)
  • o Nikke Dieball (Sooner Athletic Conference) o Tori Bartels (Southern States Athletic Conference)
  • o TBA (The Sun Conference) o Todd Humphry (TranSouth Athletic Conference)
  • o Kirsta Solberg (Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference) o Stew McDole (Recognition Committee)
  • o Mike Gibson (Competition Committee) o Jackson Silvanik (AVCA Representative)

o    Jamie Adams (NAIA - Volleyball Administrator)                                             o    Lindsay Campbell (Assistant Coach Representative)               

Next NAIA Head Coaches Committee meeting - Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 11:00 AM CST

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