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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.




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.


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


Click here to view the 2014 Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship recipients.




 Membership Highlights

 2014 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!

Keith Anderson - Rice University  

Jena Braden - Radford University

Catherine Brusie - Florida Southern College

Alison Cooke - Wingate University

Austin D'Amore - Springfield College

Brianna Guzinski - UT-Chattanooga

Leejay Lee - Saint Martin's University

Jason Ruppelt - University of Louisville

Megan Sanger - UNC-Pembroke

Mary Shaw - Texas Advantage Volleyball

Ali Skayhan - Florida Southern College

Taylor Unroe - University of Florida



Where are they now? 

2009 - Steven Vencl, Assistant Coach at Georgia State University

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, Recruiting Coordinator for Milwaukee Sting and Membership and Development Services for JVA

2010 - Krysten Becker, Assistant Coach at Morehead State University 

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

2010 - Charlie Buzogany, Coach at Prostyle Volleyball Tallahassee

2010 - Jenna Ness, Head Volleyball Coach at Loras College

2010 - Steph Strauss, Assistant Coach at the Naval Academy

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

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

2011 - Alex DelPiombo, Assistant Coach at Samford University

2011 - Andrea Nolan, Assistant Coach at Farleigh Dickinson University

2011 -  Patricia Gandolfo, Assistan Coach at the University of West Florida

2011 - Kyle Exline, Head Coach at North Central College - Men

2012 - Jeffrey Aucoin, Assistant Coach at Harvard University

2012 - Patrick Bowlin, Assistant Coach at Winona State

2012 - Elizabeth Cheek, Assistant Coach at LeMoyne College 

2012 - Caitlyn Jansen, Assistant Coach at Berry College

2012 - Matthew Scott, Assistant Coach at Samford University

2012 - Ryan Sullivan, Assistant Coach at Villanova University

2013 - Jake Barreau, Assistant Coach at Missouri State

2013 - David Brown, Assistant Coach at Southern Mississippi

2013 - Kaylee Fifer - Graduate Assistant at TCU

2013 - Brittany Holbrook - Assistant Coach at Wayne State University

2013 - Michelle Hopkinson, Head Coach at Reading Memorial High School

2013 - Kyle Luongo - Assistant Coach at Pepperdine University

2013 - Andrew Pile,  Assistant Coach at Muhlenberg College

2013 - Kristan Schuster, Head Coach at Finlandia University

2013 - Danielle Soubliere, Head Coach at Simmons College (MA)

2013 - Lauren Van Orden, Assistant Coach at Loyola University - Chicago

2013 - Rachelle Wiegand -Graduate Assistant at Olivet Nazarene



  • Convention
  • UA Match
  • Spring Conf.

The 2015 Convention is heading to Omaha December 16-20. Click for more info and to register!