AVCA Minority Coaches Committee


AVCA Minority Coach Award
Live It, Love It, Coach It!

The AVCA Minority Coaches Award: Live It, Love It, Coach It! is new for 2015. Grant funding for the previous Female Ethnic Minority Coaches Workshop has ended and the Minority Coaches Committee has developed this award as a way to continue the AVCA's vision for creating opportunities and advancing the volleyball coaching profession. The award is intended for eight minority coaches, with at least six being women, who are first-time Convention attendees and show promise as volleyball coaches.   

If you have any questions about the AVCA Minority Coaches Award, please contact Kennedy Wells at kennedy.wells@avca.org or by phone, 866-544-2822.

2015 AVCA Minority Coaches Award Recipients:

2015 Female Recipients
Paula Barros, Assistant Coach, St. Gregory's University
Ashley Davis, Assistant Coach, Madison College
Kamisha Kellam, Assistant Coach, Howard University
Ana Moreira-Pego, Graduate Assistant Coach, University of New Haven
Natalie Thomas, Graduate Assistant Coach, Minnesota State University - Moorhead

2015 Male Recipients
Jordan Armstrong, Volunteer Assistant Coach, University of Kentucky
Mark Thomas II, Head Men's & Women's Volleyball Coach, Newbury College





Sharon Clark, Head Volleyball Coach, Butler University (BIO)
Committee Chair, AVCA Board of Directors

Penny Lucas-White, Head Volleyball Coach, Alabama State University (BIO)

Deitre Collins-Parker, Head Volleyball Coach, San Diego State University (BIO)

Dottie Hampton, Assistant Volleyball Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, University of South Carolina (BIO)

Jennifer Fry, Assistant Volleyball Coach, Elon University (BIO)

Michaela Franklin, Assistant Volleyball Coach, University of Iowa (BIO)

Jasmine Fullove, Assistant Volleyball Coach, Indiana-Purdue, Fort Wayne (BIO)

Marci Taumalolo, Assistant Volleyball Coach, St. Cloud State (MN) University (BIO)

R.J. Abella, Assistant Beach Volleyball Coach, University of South Carolina (BIO)

Marrita Crockett-Moulton, Assistant Beach Volleyball Coach, FIU-Florida International University (BIO)



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