AVCA Announces Partnership with NCCAA


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LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association is pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Christian College Athletic Association. Under this new agreement, the AVCA will begin an awards program for the NCCAA, as well as give the association access to all of the information that makes it the nation's leader in volleyball coaching education.

"We are excited about the partnership with AVCA for a variety of reasons," said Dan Wood, NCCAA Executive Director.  "The increased education opportunities for our coaches coupled with the national recognition for our student-athletes are additional benefits we can provide for our member schools through the AVCA."

The AVCA will award a First-Team All-America for both NCCAA Divisions I and II, as well as a National Coach of the Year, National Assistant Coach of the Year and National Player of the Year.  NCCAA Coaches will also be eligible to receive the AVCA Team Academic Award and AVCA Victory Club awards.

"Linking the AVCA and the NCCAA for the purposes of volleyball coaching education and recognition opportunities just makes so much sense," said Kathy DeBoer, AVCA Executive Director.  "The synergies make us both better organizations for our members."

The new NCCAA-AVCA awards program will begin for the 2009 volleyball season.  The National Coach of the Year and National Assistant Coach of the Year will be recognized at the 2009 jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon, while the National Player of the Year will be recognized at the 2009 AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet.  Both events take place at the 2009 AVCA Annual Convention in Tampa, Fla.

For more information on the NCCAA, visit their Web site, www.thenccaa.org.


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