AVCA Division III National Coach of the Year


AVCA Division IIII National Coach of the Year - Ryan Meek, Hendrix College

AVCA Division III National Assistant Coach of the Year - Kevin Judd, California Lutheran University


Grand Rapids, Mich. (November 18, 2015) -The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce that Hendrix College Head Women's Volleyball Coach Ryan Meek has been selected as the 2015 AVCA Division III National Coach of the Year, while California Lutheran University Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach Kevin Judd has been named the organization's AVCA Division III National Assistant Coach of the Year. The announcement was made at the NCAA Volleyball Division III Banquet at Calvin College. These two coaches will also be honored at the Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon on December 17th in conjunction with the AVCA Convention in Omaha, Nebraska.


Ryan Meek's Fast Facts

Fifth season at the helm of Hendrix College
28-8 overall record, 12-2 conference and winners of the Southern Athletic Association
Defeated No. 2 Emory University to advance to their first ever NCAA Quarterfinals appearance
Mentored one player (Mary Caroline Rogers) to AVCA Honorable Mention All-Region
Currently riding a nine-match winning streak
Won two consecutive Southern Athletic Association Coach of the Year honors
Defeated ranked foes Carthage, Berry and Emory during the course of the season
Received first ever national ranking on the October 13th AVCA Coaches Poll (No. 24)
Led team to first winning season in program history in 2013


Kevin Judd's Fast Facts

Tenth season at the Cal Lutheran University
Helped lead team to NCAA Quarterfinals and sixth straight SCIAC Championship
Primarily in charge of the setters and outside hitters
He's the team building coordinator, develops drills, scouts opponents and tracks their offense during matches