November 5, 2008


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1:30 p.m. ET


Chair: Brenda Williams, Olivet Nazarene


Present on the call:   Kim Norman (Frontier), Peggy Tuter (Midlands Collegiate Athletic), Jim Smoot (Golden State Athletic), Chris Mahoney (Dakota Athletic), Mary Whitehead (Heart of America Athletic), Katy Meyer (Independent), Christy Clawson (Red River Athletic), Bob Heersema (Chicagoland Collegiate), Mike Gibson (Wolverine-Hoosier), Kevin Kitchen (American Mideast), Todd Humphry (TranSouth Athletic), Derek Schmitt (Southern States Athletic), Kyle Van Den Bosch (Great Plains Athletic), Jon Campbell (Gulf Coast Athletic), Candace Moats (Mid-Central College), Reed Duffus (California Pacific), Jeff Hulsemeyer (Mid-South), Ryan DeLong (Midwest Collegiate Conf.), Ruth Stein (NAIA Staff), Stew McDole, Will Engle (AVCA liaison)


Absent on the call:    Excused: Josh Crosier (Men's Rep), Leo Sayles (Appalachian Athletic), Craig Mosqueda (KIAC), Tim Edfors (The Sun), Kevin Hudson (Assistant Coaches), John Yehling (American Midwest Conf.), Jennifer Lawrence (Sooner Athletic), Nathalea Stephenson (Kansas Collegiate), Israel Negron (Legislative Rep)



Committee Chair: Brenda Williams

Early-Bird Registration ends this Friday, November 7. 

            Business Meetings for AVCA Convention:

1) Wed. December 17, 2008 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. HCC meets with the Volleyball Coaches Association Officers (if you can get in that early - we will plan agenda for Thursday morning meeting.)

2) Thursday December 18, 2008 - 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. HCC with VCA officers' business meeting

3) Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Ratings Committee Meeting

4) Friday, December 19, 2008 - 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - NAIA-VCA Annual Business Meeting (All Coaches)



  • Competition Committee - National Tournament Update from Ruth Stein of NAIA National Office and Mike Gibson of the Competition Committee updated the HCC on Best Practices.
  • Recognition Committee - Stew McDole: Several conferences still do not yet have conference recognition representatives for awards. Statistics for all-conference is still an issue being worked out. Satisfied with support from NAIA national office and AVCA office, but just need to get those final spots filled on the committee. Deadline for all-conference ballots is Nov. 18. November 24 is the deadline for receipt of all-region selections.
  • Independents - First independents "conference tournament" is coming up.



      Committee Chair: Brenda Williams

Verify AVCA membership of your coaches for AVCA player and coach recognition.  Contact Amanda Brungs or AVCA member services if you have questions about your membership.


Next NAIA HCC conference call scheduled for January.


Call adjourned at 2:35 p.m. (ET)

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