Coaches 4 Coaches

C4C Donate Button



Coaches can now donate in $10, $25 or $50 increments to the AVCA Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship Fund! Click here to donate! To donate more, simply change the quantity of the increment you select.



2014 Coaches 4 Coaches Fundraiser:

Help send coaches to their first ever AVCA Convention this December in Oklahoma City.

2014 convention logo for events widget

Beginning this fall, the AVCA will begin its 2014 Coaches 4 Coaches Fundraiser campaign.  The money raised will help coaches attend their first ever AVCA Convention in Oklahmoa City this December.  Last year, the Coaches 4 Coaches Fundraiser was an immense success as together, we raised over $6,000 for the Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship. 

This year, the AVCA has already received a matching gift, so any donation to Coaches 4 Coaches will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $4,000. The AVCA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit association and all donations made to the Coaches4Coaches scholarship are tax deductible.

Want to help send one of your peers to the convention for the first time? The first $300 raised by each AVCA constituency (e.g. NCAA Division I, High School Club, etc.) will be dedicated towards a scholarship to fund a coach from that respective group.


 Give a Gift, Get a Gift

Former Team USA Head Coach and current Minnesota Head Coach, Hugh McCutcheon, and current Florida Head Coach, Mary Wise, have agreed to a meet and greet at the AVCA Convention with coaches that donate at least $100. Both of these legendary coaches will have a table at the Convention Kick-Off Party on Wednesday, December 17. They will share their wealth of knowledge and stories from their time as coaches. This is also a perfect opportunity to meet and speak with the 2014 Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship recipients as they will serve as the waiters for this event. Space is limited to only seven seats per table.


Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship:


The Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship provides volleyball coaches the opportunity to attend their first AVCA Convention and explore the countless networking and educational opportunities that are made available to them. This is a unique experience and one in which the recipients will develop professional skills as well as learn about becoming a better coach and leader.

Over the life of the scholarship program, 44 winners have benefited from over $26,000 in donations. Most are now college assistant coaches or in leadership roles in their high school association or club. 

Eligible applicants must be active AVCA members who are attending their first AVCA Convention. Applications for the scholarship are to be sent to the AVCA office and a selection committee will choose the recipients based upon academics, contributions to the sport of volleyball on and off the court, a professional letter of recommendation, and a personal written submission outlining their desire to attend the AVCA Annual Convention and their aspirations in coaching.


Download the 2014 Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship Application

Completed pplications can be submitted y email to, faxed to 859-226-4338 or mailed directly to:

American Volleyball Coaches Association
2365 Harrodsburg Rd, Suite A325
Lexington, KY 40504

Questions regarding the Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship?  Email Brad Wilson at the AVCA.


Click here to view the 2013 Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship recipients.




 Membership Highlights

 2013 Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship

  • $50 annual fee
  • Electronic publications only 
          - Coaching Volleyball magazine
          - At the Net, bi-weekly newsletter
          - Volleyball ACE Power Tips, bi-weekly newsletter 
  • Access to Members Only portion of AVCA Web site
  • AVCA Online Career Center
             - Search for available jobs
             - Read and watch coaches' stories
             - Review important tips in the Job Seeker Tool Kit
             - And much more!

Jake Barreau - University of Wisconsin 

David Brown- UC Santa Barbara

Kaylee Fifer - Colgate University

Brittany Holbrook - Wayne State University

Michelle Hopkinson - Reading Memorial High School

Kelley Johnson - College of Wooster 

Kyle Luongo - University of Michigan

Andrew Pile - Muhlenberg College 

Kristen Schuster - Finlandia University

Danielle Soubliere - Springfield College

Lauren Van Orden - Colorado State University

Rachelle Wiegand - Juniata College

Where are they now? 

2009 - Steven Vencl, Assistant Coach at the University of Cincinnati 

2009 - Samantha Dabbs, Assistant Coach at the University of North Florida

2009 - Dan Meske, Assistant Coach at the University of Nebraska 

2009 - Caitlin Pankratz, Assistant Coach at the University of Central Missouri 

2010 - Lisa Pierce, Assistant Coach at Samford University 

2010 - Krysten Becker, Assistant Coach at Morehead State University 

2010 - Rebecca Bloemer, Graduate Assistant at Wingate University 

2010 - Tyler Boddy,  Assistant Coach at Southwest Minnesota State University

2010 - Jenna Ness, Graduate Assistant at St. Ambrose University 

2010 - Steph Strauss, Assistant Coach at Juniata College 

2011 - Craig Boller, Assistant Coach at the University of Delaware

2011 - Nikki Klingsporn, Assistant Coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

2011 - Alex DelPiombo, Director of Operations at Morehead State University 

2012 - Patrick Bowlin, Assistant Coach at UW-Green Bay 

2012 - Matthew Scott, Assistant Coach at Samford University


Coaches 4 Coaches Recipient Archive

  • Convention
  • UA Match
  • Spring Conf.

The 2014 Convention is heading to Oklahoma City December 17-21!