AVCA Announces 2010 Minority Coaches Scholarship Recipients


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LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 22, 2010) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association is proud to announce the 10 recipients of the 2010 Minority Coaches Scholarship.  Thanks to a grant provided by the NCAA, these 10 individuals will have the opportunity to participate in the eighth professional coaching workshop for minority women, to be held in conjunction with the 2010 AVCA Annual Convention in Kansas City, Mo.


The 2010 Minority Coaches Scholarship recipients are: Phylis Anyango, Charvette Brown, Michelle Ferrer, Jasmine Fullove, Pamela Grano, LaKisya Killingsworth, Brittney Lewis, Kyetta May, Ashley Preston and Stephanie Serna.


"The Minority Coaches Committee is excited about the group of scholarship recipients we have for 2010," said Deitre Collins-Parker, head volleyball coach at San Diego State University, and chairperson of the AVCA Minority Coaches Committee. "This group has many standout athletes that are looking to get into collegiate coaching.  We have several coaches that currently work with Starlings programs and several clubs around the country.  We feel this group shows a great deal of passion for the sport of volleyball and carrying that passion to young people everywhere.  We look forward to getting to know each and every recipient and following their progress."


Per NCAA Grant requirements, eligible attendees must be minority women intent on pursuing volleyball coaching at an NCAA institution as a head or assistant coach.  Workshop attendees do not need to currently hold such a position, but must aspire to enter the NCAA collegiate coaching field. The grant will cover the airfare and hotel expenses for 10 first-time workshop attendees up to $800. In addition, the grant money will be used to cover the hard costs of convention registration for each of the participants. Prime candidates for this program are college seniors, high school and club coaches looking for college jobs, DII, DIII, NAIA and junior college assistants willing to move to head coaching positions, and DI second assistant and graduate assistants. Minority men are a secondary target for this program.      


Scholarship recipients attending the AVCA Convention will have the opportunity to interact with other coaches who have had success at all levels, and explore the limitless networking and educational opportunities available at Convention that make this an annual can't-miss event for volleyball coaches at all levels.


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About AVCA

The AVCA, with its headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is managed by IMG Associations, a division of IMG, the world's premier and most diversified sports, entertainment and media company.  The mission of the AVCA is to develop and grow the sport of volleyball; with a membership of over 5,000 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and developing the sport. Members are comprised of national and international coaches, collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as club directors. Other members include former players, officials, media members and other friends of volleyball. As a group, the AVCA is committed to the development, growth, advancement and publicity of volleyball throughout the world.  Further information is available at www.avca.org.


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