2004 Tachikara/AVCA Two-Year College Region


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2004 Tachikara/AVCA Two-Year College Region
Coaches of the Year for Women's Volleyball Announced

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The following coaches have been selected by their region as Tachikara/AVCA Two-Year College Region Coach of the Year. Each of the honorees will represent their region on the National Coach of the Year ballot. The awards will be officially presented at the Tachikara/AVCA Coach of the Year and Victory Club Awards banquet in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 16, at the American Volleyball Coaches Association Annual Convention.

Tachikara/AVCA Midwest Region Coaches of the Year
Terry Carlson, Indian Hills Community College
2004 Record: 41-3
Indian Hills finished third at its school's first trip to the NJCAA Division I tournament after losing to national runner-up Salt Lake Community College in the semifinals. Indian Hills defeated Western Nebraska Community College in the consolation match. Sophomore Philister Sang was the program's first NJCAA Division I All-American in school history.

Benjamin Staupe, Rock Valley College
2004 Record: 30-4
Rock Valley College finished first in Region IV and second in the NJCAA Division III Championships to Nassau Community College. Rock Valley also posted a first-place ranking on the final NJCAA Division III regular season poll. Rock Valley had a 12-2 record against NJCAA Division II teams.

Tachikara/AVCA Northeast/Southeast Region Coaches of the Year
Ilida Medero, Miami-Dade Community College
2004 Record: 32-0
Miami-Dade Community College won the 2004 NJCAA Division I National Championship after beating Salt Lake Community College in four games. In her 17th season with Miami-Dade, Medero has appeared in the NJCAA Championships 15 consecutive times. The Sharks have now won six championships and five runner-up titles. Her coaching record is 552-64 (.896 winning percentage).

Chuck Schilling, Nassau Community College
2004 Record: 32-4
Nassau Community College was undefeated in the Region XV regular season.  The team had three Region XV first-team players, one honorable mention, Region XV Tournament MVP, and one NJCAA Honorable Mention All American.  Schilling was selected Region XV Coach of the Year and District F Coach of the Year.  Coach Schilling has an overall record at Nassau CC of 290 - 105.

Tachikara/AVCA Southwest Region Coaches of the Year
Kanoe Bandy, Taft College
2004 Record: 23-3
Taft College was the Central Valley Conference Champions for the second consecutive year posting a 15-1 record in conference play. The Cougars first visit to the state championships ended with a fourth-place showing after falling to San Diego Mesa in four games.

Albert Gasparian, Golden West College
2004 Record: 25-1
The Golden West Rustlers finished the season as Orange Empire Conference Champions and were seeded second behind El Camino College, which finished the regular season undefeated. To date, they have beaten the third and fourth-ranked teams three straight. After beating San Diego Mesa in the 2004 California State Championships title game, Golden West has a record of 12 consecutive and 14 out of the last 15 California State Championships.

Tachikara/AVCA West Region Coaches of the Year
Irene Matlock, Spokane Falls Community College
2004 Record: 28-15
Spokane Falls Community College finished first in the Eastern Region and fifth at the NWAACC Conference Tournament. Spokane lost to Clackamas, the NWAACC Champions, in the quarterfinals. Matlock achieved her 700th-career victory against Skagit Valley on Oct. 1, 2004.

Shay Clemensen, Salt Lake Community College
2004 Record: 43-7
Clemensen coached Salt Lake Community College to a Scenic West Athletic Conference Championship, Region 18b Championship, District Championship against Arizona Western in Yuma and NJCAA Division I national runner-up finish against Miami-Dade Community College. 

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