Division III - Head Coaches Committee

The AVCA Division III Head Coaches Committee provides an opportunity for coaches to exercise their voice as well as presents a chance to give back to the volleyball community.

The committee holds a call once a month throughout the school year where they discuss current events in volleyball and the AVCA.

If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact the committee chair, Tammy Swearingen.




Committee Responsibilities and Structure  

Chair Responsibilities

  • Solicit committee for agenda items
  • Provide AVCA staff with tentative agenda two weeks prior to call
  • Provide AVCA staff with meeting and conference call minutes within one week of call
  • Maintain committee composition, solicit and appoint new members to vacant seats
  • Maintain an active and effective committee; enforce committee policies
  • Coordinate subcommittees


Committee Responsibilities

The function of this committee is to advise the chair, AVCA staff and board of directors with regard to legislation, recruiting, video exchange, convention agenda, membership (renewal and new), Marketing, ethics and conduct and general issues as they arise. The discussion and action items will go directly to the board for action.

  • To be present once every month, September through December, and every other month January through May on the one-hour committee conference call
  • To meet in person, as a committee, at the annual convention in December



The committee shall contain a member from each conference:

  • one (1) chair
  • one (1) representative from each of the conferences
  • one (1) AVCA staff representative (non-voting)

All committee members must be AVCA members in good standing for the duration on their term.



Members should serve three-year terms with members terms staggered so that no more than one-third of the members are replaced each year. Members are limited to two consecutive terms and must be off the committee one year before serving again.

If the member's initial term filled an unexpired term, the member is eligible for re-election to two additional three-year terms. All terms of service begin and end in traditional calendar year, January through December.

Should a member miss two calls within one term that member shall be immediately removed from the committee and replaced.


Selection Process

Committee members are appointed by their divisional board of directors' representative who will act as the committee chair. The committee chair will make every attempt to include coaches that are not currently involved in other AVCA committees whenever possible.



Meeting Minutes and Schedule

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December 16, 2015 (12/16/2015)
November 17, 2015 (11/17/2015)
October 13, 2015 (10/15/2015)
August 11, 2015 (8/11/2015)
May 12, 2015 (5/12/2015)
April 14, 2015 (4/14/2015)
February 10, 2015 (2/10/2015)
November 11, 2014 (11/11/2014)
October 14, 2014 (10/14/2014)
August 12, 2014 (8/12/2014)
May 13, 2014 (5/13/2014)
April 8, 2014 (4/8/2014)
March 11, 2014 (3/11/2014)
February 11, 2014 (2/11/2014)
November 12, 2013 (11/12/2013)
October 8, 2013 (10/8/2013)
September 10, 2013 (9/10/2013)
August 13, 2013 (8/13/2013)
May 14, 2013 (5/14/2013)
April 9, 2013 (4/9/2013)
March 19, 2013 (3/19/2013)
January 22, 2013 (1/22/2013)
December 12, 2012 (12/12/2012)
November 13, 2012 (11/13/2012)
October 9, 2012 (10/9/2012)
September 11, 2012 (9/11/2012)
August 14, 2012 (8/14/2012)
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