2003 Tachikara/AVCA NAIA National Coach of the Year

12/13/2003

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Dordt College's Tom Van Den Bosch Named 2003 Tachikara/AVCA NAIA National Coach of the Year

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), in conjunction with Tachikara USA, Inc, is proud to announce that Tom Van Den Bosch of Dordt College has been selected as the 2003 Tachikara/AVCA NAIA National Coach of the Year.

Van Den Bosch finished his seventh season at Dordt College by taking the team to its first National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Final Four. The Lady Defenders accumulated an overall record of 37-6 and a perfect 16-0 record in the Great Plains Athletic Conference en route to winning the postseason conference tournament.

Van Den Bosch was named the GNAP Coach of the Year this season and third time overall. He has twice earned the South Dakota Iowa Conference Coach of the Year.

Van Den Bosch was the head volleyball coach at Western Christian High School (Iowa) prior to coaching at Dordt. He compiled a 709-71 overall record and led 16 teams to the state tournament during his tenure at Western Christian. WCHS won four state titles, two second-place finishes and four other final four appearances.

Van Den Bosch has collected a 947-124 record and a winning percentage of .884.

Tachikara will formally present the AVCA NAIA National Coach of the Year award on Dec. 18 in Dallas at the Tachikara/AVCA Coach of the Year banquet. The brunch is held in conjunction with the 2003 AVCA Annual Convention.

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