May 18, 2011


< back



Division II Head Coaches Committee Conference Call Minutes

May 18, 2011 * 2:00 p.m. EST*


Roll Call:  

Cody Hein, Chico State
Bren Stevens, Charleston
Breezie Jordan sitting in for Randi Smart, Cal State L.A.
Jamie Skadeland, Colorado School of Mines
Sean Donahue, St. Edward's
Jessica Rinehart, Northwest Missouri State
Stephanie Radecki, North Alabama
Deanne Scanlon, Grand Valley State
Megan Hrbek, Caldwell
Heather Vahjen, Erskine
Bo Pagliasotti, Southwestern Oklahoma
Linda Bell, Elizabeth City State
Matt Darling sitting in for Zach Shaver, Indiana University (Pa.)
Chuck  Waddington, Angelo State
Katie O'Brien, Montevallo
Kris Naber, Grand Canyon
Alex Koszalka, Dowling
Kelly Wengerter, American International
Ashley Buckley, Augustana
Michael Robinson, Tusculum


Phil Shoemaker, Alaska-Fairbanks
Selina Bynum-Kohn, Paine
Lynze Roos, Lynn

Meeting Called to Order: 2:01 p.m. EST



I. Welcome (Cody)
Cody began the call by welcoming everyone and thanking them for their time.


II. AVCA Update (Leah)
Leah gave a brief update on things going on at the AVCA. This included:

The AVCA recently wrapped up another successful Spring Conference, as over 180 coaches, exhibitors and more descended on the American Sports Centers and the Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/Orange County, both in Anaheim, California, on May 12-14. New to the Spring Conference this year was Sand Volleyball specific educational programming, with 23 registrants participating in the first go about.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship to attend the AVCA Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas this December 14-18. For the third year, the Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship will be available to AVCA members who are active college students and are interested in pursuing a career in coaching. Eight scholarships will be awarded that will cover convention registration and hotel costs. Have any of your student-athletes who are aspiring coaches take time during the summer to fill out the application and send back to the AVCA offices. The application is attached to this email or can be downloaded from the Student Membership Headquarters page on the AVCA web site. Completed applications are due to the AVCA office by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, October 7, 2011.

The 2010-11 AVCA Team Academic Award nomination period will begin Tuesday, June 1 at 8:00 AM (ET) and remain open through Thursday, June 30 at 5:00 PM (ET).

Online registration for the 2011 AVCA Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas will open August 17. The Convention will be held December 14-18, 2011 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Look for more information on the AVCA web site soon!


III. Chair Reports (Cody)

1. AVCA Board of Directors Update:
Cody recently attended the AVCA Board of Directors meeting held in conjunction with the Spring Conferenc in Anaheim. He reported back to the HCC that awareness and education are huge. The addition of webinars and the Video Tip of the Week program has afforded numerous educational opportunities for the membership. A goal of the Board is to make the sport of volleyball attractive for tv. The casual fan and media don't really understand our sport. Conference networks key in growing covereage and support of volleyball nationwide. Other notes from the Board Meeting: A Division III Men's Rep was added to the Board. Retention of women coaches in the game will be a primary focus in the next year. The student membership category is beneficial and growing the membership in that area. Finally, the Mentor/Mentee program was a big success in its inaugural year, and the AVCA looks to add both more mentors and mentees to the program in the coming year.

2. 5/8 Preseason Hours:
Cody recently spoke with his FAR, and reported that it didn't sound far-fetched to them to add more non-physical preseason hours. Cody has created a document with the HCC's and other member's feedback and will forward that document along to the HCC, so that the process can begin to lobby for these extra hours.

3. Goals & Scores Survey:
The NCAA annual conducts a goals & scores survey with its student-athletes. Cody has found some very startling information in the results of the most recent study. For instance, less than 50% of student-athletes were happy that they chose their institution. Also, less than 39% trusted that their coach taught them in an ethical manner. Cody will forward these survey results to the committee and gather their feedback.

4. Rotation update:
Cody thanked those members of the HCC who are rotating off the committee for their time and dedication over the years. These members are: Stephanie Radecki, Kris Naber and Bren Stevens. Linda Bell was scheduled to rotate off, as well, but will stay on for another term. Cody then welcomed the new HCC reps to the committee. These members are: Allison Magner, Sarah Smith, Melissa Wolter, Lorelee Smith and Shellane Ogoshi.


V. Next Meeting

The next HCC call will be August 10 at 1 p.m. EST.  

< back