February 15, 2012


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Division II Head Coaches Committee Conference Call Minutes



Division II HCC Meeting

                                                     AVCA Convention - San Antonio, Texas

                                                           Wednesday, February 15, 2012
                                                                                1PM ET


Roll Call:

Randi Smart - Cal State LA
Megan Hrbek - Caldwell
Heather Vahjen - Erskine College
Shellane Ogoshi - CW Post
Deanne Scanlon - Grand Valley State: NOT PRESENT
Lorlee Smith - Lewis
Phil Shoemaker - Alaska Fairbanks
Melissa Wolters - West Florida
Sean Donahue - St. Edward's
Chuck Waddington - Angelo State
Jessica Reinhart - NW Missouri State:
Ashley Buckley - Augustana: NOT PRESENT
Katie O'Brien - Montevallo
Zach Shaver - Indiana University (PA)
Jamie Skadeland - Colorado School of Mines
Michael Robinson - Tusculum: NOT PRESENT
Selina Bynum-Kohn - Paine: 
Lynze Roos - Lynn
Sarah Smith - Shepherd
Kristy Bayer - Arkansas Tech
Ben Briney - Truman State
Doug Walters - Cedarville:  NOT PRESENT


I          Welcome

II         Reports

  • A. Cody
    1. "Combined Championship" update
    a. interest from the NCAA in what we are doing
    b. research update from sub-committees

NCAA wants more information on what the subcommittees are doing. Holmes said things won't move that fast. Wants to get in front of DI Champ committee before next bid cycle.
Ben: Looked at two diff options: Elite 8 and Final 4 to match DI. Only difference on Elite 8 format would be when to have Elite 8. Depends when school's finals are. Cody likes option A for Elite 8.
Semifinals on Friday and Final Four on Saturday. Easier to host regionals for three teams than seven teams because of Deer season. Kids also missing less class. Cody's concern is keeping these geographical. Chuck: save money by having more weekends because 16 teams don't have to travel.
Doesn't affect that many more schools. Not concerned about repping all regions if have a spot in DI Final Four weekend. Get someone from DI Coaches Committee to sit in on calls to get input and Katie Holmes. Ben: Only one school bid for 2012 I believe.
Share a cost with DI. Contact NCAA to see how much a DII Championship costs. Must seek thoughts of student-athletes.

Main thing is going to be attendance. If lose in the first round then no one will be at the following rounds. TV and length of week are other significant factors.
Speak to conference to keep them in the loop and get their input.

Rules Committee update from Ben: Pretty vanilla, not a whole lot going on. Met with guy named Greg from the NCAA and seemed optimistic about a combined championship.

B. David Portney
1. General AVCA businessThe AVCA is heading to the University of Southern California for their second most popular event May 3-5. At the 2012 AVCA Spring Conference can you hear:

• three divisional Coaches of the Year
• elite men's coaches discussing "Why We Win"
• three of the four 2011 Women's Final Four coaches
• U.S. National Team Coaches before they leave for the London Olympics

The AVCA Spring Conference offers an intimate atmosphere where you can ask questions and interact with coaches like: Mike Sealy, Kevin Hambly, Al Scates, Mike Hebert, Anne Kordes, Karch Kiraly, and Hugh McCutcheon.
The early registration deadline is March 30 so register today to take advantage of the savings!


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III Additional Agenda Items
A. Call me if you have anything additional to add...

IV Next Meeting/Roll
A. Wednesday March 21, 2012

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