2006 Tachikara/AVCA Two-Year Colleges National Coach of the Year
Iowa Western Community College's Terry Gamble Named 2006 Tachikara/AVCA Two-Year Colleges National Coach of the YearSM
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Gamble led the Lady Reivers to a 60-4 record and the NJCAA Division I National Championship in just his second year at the school.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 11, 2006) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), in conjunction with Tachikara USA, Inc., is proud to announce that Iowa Western Community College's Terry Gamble has been selected as the 2006 Tachikara/AVCA Two-Year Colleges National Coach of the YearSM.
"It is a great honor to be given this award," Gamble said. "And, to be given it in the same year that one of my players is given the AVCA National Player of the Year award, makes it even more special. It is a tribute to the wonderful season the team achieved."
Gamble, who is in his second year coaching at Iowa Western, led the Lady Reivers to a 60-4 overall record and the NJCAA Division I National Championship, capped off with a 3-0 win over then- No. 1 Western Nebraska Community College. Additionally, in all of Iowa Western's 60 wins this year, the team did not lose a game.
Gamble has a 631-128 overall record in his 12 years of coaching, which have produced eight All Americans and three National Player of the Year award winners. He has been named Region Coach of the Year seven times and National Coach of the Year three times. He has also led his teams to nine conference championships, four regional championships and his teams have been ranked in the top 20 nationally every year.
Tachikara will formally present the AVCA Two-Year Colleges National Coach of the YearSM award to Terry Gamble on Dec. 14 in Omaha, Nebraska at the Tachikara/AVCA Coach of the Year and Victory Club AwardsSM banquet. The banquet is held in conjunction with the 2006 AVCA Annual Convention.
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