2006 Tachikara/AVCA NAIA National Coach of the Year
National American (S.D.)'s Todd Lowery Awarded 2006 Tachikara/AVCA NAIA National Coach of the YearSM
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Lowery led the Mavericks to an undefeated season and the NAIA National Championship title.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2006) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), in conjunction with Tachikara USA, Inc., is proud to announce that Todd Lowery of National American (S.D.) has been selected as the 2006 Tachikara/AVCA NAIA National Coach of the YearSM.
This season, Lowery led the Mavericks to a perfect 41-0 record and the NAIA National Championship with a 3-1 win over Fresno Pacific University. It was only the fourth time all season that National American was taken to four games. Lowery was also tabbed the NAIA Tournament Coach of the Year.
"It is a great honor to be named Coach of the Year," said Lowery. "I look at the NAIA coaches that have received this award in the past and it includes some of the most successful coaches in the NAIA, and to be considered with that group is amazing. I think of all the coaches and teams that had great seasons this year and to be singled out as Coach of the Year is something special. I had a group of nine girls that made this season unforgettable, and they deserve all the credit in the world for our accomplishments this year."
In his five seasons at the helm at National American, Lowery has compiled a 188-11 record, and been named NAIA Region III Coach of the Year five times.
Tachikara will formally present the AVCA NAIA National Coach of the YearSM award to Todd Lowery on Dec. 14 in Omaha, Neb. at the Tachikara/AVCA Coach of the Year and Victory Club AwardsSM banquet. The banquet is held in conjunction with the 2006 AVCA Annual Convention.
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