April 17, 2013


< back


Division II Head Coaches Committee Conference Call Minutes



                                                                  Division II HCC Meeting 
                                                                       April 17, 2013                                                                                                                                                

Roll Call:

Randi Smart
Kim Habbert
Nicki Bumbpass:  Not present. 
Greg Walker:  Not present.
Shellane Ogoshi
Kristy Bayer 
Will Stanton
Ben Briney:  Not present.
Doug Walters
Diane Flick
Melissa Wolter
Mike Stephens
Chuck Waddington
Flip Piontek
Lauren Amundson
Lee Anderson
Gayle Stammer
Katie O'Brien
Laurie Lokash
Jamie Skadeland
Todd Caughlin
Selina Bynum-Kohn:  Not present.
Chris Catanach
Sarah Smith


I.             General Welcome, call to order


II.            Roll Call


III.          Reports

A. David Portney


1. General AVCA information update


The AVCA is now accepting nominations for the 2012-2013 Grant Burger Media Award!  The AVCA Grant Burger Media Award is an honor intended to recognize members of the media who have been involved in the advancement of the sport of volleyball through consistent coverage in all mediums.  We have a total of six categories:  Sports Information Directors, Print, Broadcast, Web, Social Media and College Student Reporter.


Please visit our website to download the nomination form, and make sure to have it submitted no later than April 29th.   http://www.avca.org/awards/grant-burger-media-award/


Nominations are still open for this year's 2013 Hall of Fame.  The nomination categories are as follows:  coach/educator, administrator and organization.  Nominations are due no later than Friday, May 17 at 5pm est.  Please visit our website to nominate someone who you feel is worthy of this prestigious honor.  http://www.avca.org/awards/avca-hall-of-fame/


If you'd like the results from the college prep combine from this past Thursday in Louisville, email Haley Booth at haley.booth@avca.org.


            B. Jim

                        1. Sports Club legislation

a. Still waiting on an interp from NCAA before moving forward with any ‘official' stance on the matter

b. Kathleen - any updates?

            -  None


2. Strength & Conditioning staff over summer break

a. Feedback to Kathleen?

b. Summary of thoughts that have come in to Kathleen and Jim - safety concerns, have vs. have-nots, clarification on who, certification

It does count as part of hours.

b. Do we have additional thoughts or needs to discuss this further as a group to develop a position from the HCC?

     Kathleen:  From Sara, has an outside the box idea, will pass along once she gets home from the road.

     Chris:  Can a school pay for a student-athlete to join an outside gym?

     LeAnne:  Will pass along article that addresses that issue.


3. NCAA Championship - same location as DI Championship?


  • a. This was brought up a few years back and got on the radar - any update as to where we stand today (Kathleen)
  • b. The conversation needs to start with Kathy DeBoer at AVCA.
  • c. Both DII and DIII or just DII?
  • d. Same venue or different? (Proximity of venues)
  • e. Just finals (Mens Bball) or semifinals or quarterfinals?
  •    1. Only finals.
  • f. Schedule of events?
  • a. Slid DII back a week to accommodate basketball.
  • b. Kathleen: Suggestion: appoint a committee of three to find out all of these answers.
  • c. Looking for HCC volunteers: Sara, Chuck, Kristy


            C. Chris Catanach:  Are we moving away from regionalization?

-Trying to do regional tournaments, but there are no mandates.  No real direction or guidance being given as a conference. 

-Difficult to play in-region because regions can be so large.  Some schools are afraid of playing top rivals early in the year.


IV.       Other/New Items


V.        Roll Call - double check to see if anyone joined late who missed the initial role call


VI.       Next Meeting

  • A. Phone call: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 12:00pm CST

< back