2005 Tachikara/AVCA Two-Year College National Coach of The Year

12/7/2005

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Johnson County Community College Head Coach Jill Stinson Named 2005 Tachikara/AVCA Two-Year College National Coach of The YearSM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 7, 2005) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), in conjunction with Tachikara USA, Inc, is proud to announce that Johnson County Community College Head Women's Volleyball Coach Jill Stinson has been selected as the 2005 Tachikara/AVCA Two-Year College National Coach of the YearSM.

Stinson led Johnson County to its first-ever National Junior College Athletic Association Division II national championship. After winning all three of their pool-play matches, the Cavaliers earned a spot in the final by winning a five-game match over tournament-host Scottsdale Community College in the NJCAA Division II Championship Semifinal. The Cavaliers completed their run with a four-game victory over top-ranked Cowley County Community College in the title match.

Stinson has compiled a 244-103-1 record (.703) in her 10 years at Johnson County including an 89-19 mark the last three seasons. Under her tutelage 39 players have been named All-Jayhawk Conference. She has also coached 24 all-region/district players and five AVCA All-Americans. Stinson also led the team to a national tournament berth in 2003, the team's first appearance since 1983.

Tachikara will formally present the AVCA Two-Year College National Coach of the YearSM award on Dec. 15 in San Antonio at the Tachikara/AVCA Coach of the Year and Victory Club AwardsSM banquet. The brunch is held in conjunction with the 2005 AVCA Annual Convention.

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