2016 Thirty Under 30 Winners

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce its 2016 Thirty Under 30 Awards. This award was created in 2009 to honor up-and-coming coaching talent at all levels of the sport. To qualify for the award nominees had to be 30 years old or younger in 2015.

“When coaching development is what you do, few days are more gratifying than the one on which you announce the Thirty Under 30 awards," said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. “The number and quality of nominees keeps going up and the diversity of places where we are seeing youthful excellence continues to expand. Our future is bright.”

Of the thirty recipients, 12 are NCAA Division I coaches, six in high school/club, four in Division III, three are NCAA Division II and NAIA, and two are two-year college coaches.

 

Austin Albers, Head Coach
Laramie County Community College, Two-Year College
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Evan Amstutz, Head Coach
Wittenberg University (men's), NCAA Division III
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Felicia Arriola, Assistant Coach
Loyola Marymount University, NCAA Division I
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Jacob Barreau, Assistant Coach
Missouri State University, NCAA Division I
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Mayssa Bazzi, Head Coach
Father Gabriel Richard High School, High School/Club
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Kasey Crider, Assistant Coach
University of Miami, NCAA Division I
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Marrita Crockett-Moulton, Assistant Coach
Florida International University (beach), NCAA Division I
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Jason Demas, Head Coach **Two-time winner (2015, 2016)**
Queensborough Community College, Two-Year College
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Kaitlin DiLuzio, Head Coach
Lawton Chiles High School, High School/Club
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Travis Fuller, Director of Player and Coach Development
The Academy Volleyball Club, High School/Club
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Mallori Gibson-Rossi, Head Coach
California State University, Stanislaus, NCAA Division II
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Susan Halverson, Assistant Coach
Ohio State University, NCAA Division I
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Abbi Hayes, Assistant Coach
Wingate University, NCAA Division II
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Aleah Hayes, Assistant Coach
Columbia College, NAIA
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David Hunt, Assistant Coach **Two-time winner (2010, 2016)**
Pepperdine University (men's), NCAA Division I
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Caitlyn Jansen, Assistant Coach (Named head coach in February 2016)
Berry College, NCAA Division III
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Tristan Johnson, Assistant Coach
Arkansas State University, NCAA Division I
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Rachael Kidder, Head Coach
Actyve Volleyball, High School/Club
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Katie Kuhn, Assistant Coach
Ohio Northern University, NCAA Division III
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Mitch Lunning, Head Coach
Kairos Elite Volleyball Club, High School/Club
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Kelli Miller, Assistant Coach
Ball State University, NCAA Division I
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Omar Munoz, Head Coach
Frisch High School/Passaic County Community College (women's and men's), High School/Club
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Kaitlin Nielsen, Assistant Coach
UCLA, NCAA Division I
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Amy Pauly, Assistant Coach
Villanova University, NCAA Division I
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Morgan Salow, Assistant Coach
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NCAA Division I
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David Skaff, Assistant Coach
Colorado Mesa University, NCAA Division II
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Nicole Venditte, Assistant Coach
Midland University, NAIA
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Kayla Walton, Assistant Coach
Hendrix College, NCAA Division III (Named an assistant coach at D-I Samford in March 2016)
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Alex Wilharm, Assistant Coach
University of Louisville, NCAA Division I
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Abbie Wright, Assistant Coach
Biola University, NAIA
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