Sue Sinclair Named 2009 AVCA Two-Year Colleges National Coach of the Year
LEXINGTON, Ky. (December 3, 2009) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce that Illinois Central College head women's volleyball coach Sue Sinclair has been selected has the 2009 AVCA Two-Year Colleges National Coach of the Year, while Hillsborough Community College assistant coach Monica Medvid has been named the organization's inaugural AVCA Two-Year Colleges National Assistant Coach of the Year.
2009 saw Sinclair take Illinois Central to new heights, as she directed the Cougars to their first NJCAA Division II national championship. The Cougars entered the NJCAA Division II Volleyball National Championship as the No. 1 overall seed and, after winning four consecutive matches in the tournament, including a sweep of three-time defending national champion Kishwaukee College, finished the year with a 33-7 record.
During her 20-years at the helm of the program, she has had only one losing season, and has now qualified for the national tournament 13 times. Entering this season Sinclair has coached 19 All-Americans and sent 58 athletes on scholarship to play for four-year institutions. She now has a career record of 694-322 (.683) during her years at Illinois Central.
Sinclair has served in many administrative volleyball roles nationwide. She is a two-time past president of the NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association and past member of the both the AVCA and USA Volleyball (USAV) Board of Directors. She was inducted into the NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2004. She also serves as ICC's Athletic Director.
Medvid has been as assistant coach at Hillsborough since the 2004 season and played an integegral role in the program's 30-10 overall record in 2009. With Medvid's guidance, the Hawks captured the Suncoast Conference championship and ended the season with a seventh-place showing at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. Medvid, a former Hillsborough player and team captain, is also a club coach and was named a member of the Tampa United Volleyball Club's Executive Board of Directors in 2007.
The AVCA will formally present both coaches their awards at the 2009 jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, December 17. The luncheon is held in conjunction with the 2009 AVCA Annual Convention.