2018 Thirty Under 30 Winners

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 5, 2018) – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce its 2018 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 younger than 30 years old in 2017. The 144 total nominations broke the program record.

“Each year these selections get tougher and tougher as our sport is blessed with so many remarkable young coaches.” said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. “They know they are the future of the sport and of the AVCA, and I’m impressed with their willingness to give of themselves and their desire to lead.”

Of the thirty recipients, 11 are NCAA Division I women’s coaches, five in high school/club and NCAA Division III, three in NCAA Division II, two from the NAIA and NCAA Division I-II men, and one from NCAA Division I Beach and Two-Year College Beach programs.

Winners

Rudi Balich, Lewis University
Assistant Coach, NCAA Division II
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David Brown, Loyola University Chicago
Assistant Coach, NCAA Division I
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Alyssa D'Errico, University of Dayton
Assistant Coach, NCAA Division I
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Amber Dunn, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Head Coach, NCAA Division III
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Samantha Erger, Baylor University
Assistant Coach, NCAA Division I
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Kyle Exline, North Central College
Head Coach, NCAA Division III (Women's + Men's)
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Nick Ferry, University of Antelope Valley
Head Coach, NAIA
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Tiffany Fisher, Ball State University
Assistant Coach, NCAA Division I
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Patricia Gandolfo, University of West Florida
Assistant Coach, NCAA Division II
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Daniel Hart, Pulse Athletics Volleyball Club
Club Director, High School/Club
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Kristen Kelsay, Michigan State University
Assistant Coach, NCAA Division I
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Kristian Kuld, Actyve Volleyball
Head Coach, High School/Club
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Bryan Jordan Lay, Wofford College
Assistant Coach, NCAA Division I
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Alyssa Lilley, Trinity University (TX)
Assistant Coach, NCAA Division III
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Lauren London-Law, Washington & Jefferson College
Head Coach, NCAA Division III
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Jennifer Lopez, North Dakota State University
Head Coach, NCAA Division I
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Patrick Maloney, VCU
Assistant Coach, NCAA Division I
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Matthew McDevitt, MiraCosta Community College
Assistant Coach, Two-Year College Beach
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Spencer McLachlin, University of California, Berkeley
Assistant Coach, NCAA Division I
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Annie McShea, Stevens Institute of Technology
Head Coach, NCAA Division III
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Amanda Ostapow, Long Island University Post
Head Coach, NCAA Division II
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Meagan Owusu, University of California, Berkeley
Head Coach, NCAA Division I Beach
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Jordana Price, Florida State University
Assistant Coach, NCAA Division I
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Jaylen Reyes, BYU
Assistant Coach, NCAA Division I-II (Men)
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Sarah Roush, Asics Munciana Volleyball
Head Coach, High School/Club
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Melissa Southall, Vandegrift High School
Head Coach, High School/Club
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Taylor Unroe, Mississippi State University
Assistant Coach, NCAA Division I
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Jordan Vidovic, Marist High School/Michio Chicago VBA
Head Coach, High School/Club
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Matthew Werle, Grand Canyon University
Head Coach, NCAA Division I-II (Men)
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Alison Williams, Martin Methodist College
Head Coach, NAIA
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