Minority Coaches Committee


The AVCA Minority Coaches Committee is supplied a grant by the NCAA that allows several different clinics to be conducted throughout the country, which actively promotes unique professional and personal development opportunities for aspiring female and male minority volleyball coaches. The clinics and other Committee activities are designed to provide access to mentoring and learning from experienced NCAA coaches with the objective of fostering the advancement of the sport of volleyball and the advancement of the coaching profession. The Committee will also encourage active AVCA membership and attendance at the meetings of the organization.

Each year at the AVCA Convention, the Committee offers scholarships to a group of aspiring minority volleyball coaches who are looking to pursue a career in coaching culminating in a head coaching position at the NCAA level.

Scholarship information for the 2015 AVCA Annual Convention in Omaha, Nebraska will be available in the Fall of 2015. Questions regarding the Scholarship program? Call 859-219-3556. 




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

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

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

Dottie Porch, 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)




Minority Coaches Scholarship Recipient Archive