Dec. 2, 2009
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - University of Tennessee Head Coach Rob Patrick will join the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Board of Directors next year, as the organization announced that he has been selected as its President-Elect on Wednesday.
"It's an honor to represent such a great group of people," said Patrick. "I'm very excited about working with the AVCA and the current board because it is a dynamic and forward-thinking group. There are some exciting initiatives that will be decided over the next few years and the AVCA will have a huge voice in shaping the future of our sport."
The AVCA also announced on Wednesday that Cody Hein of Chico State, Jodi Manore of Bedford High School in Michigan, and John Sample of Texas Advantage Volleyball were re-elected to the positions of NCAA Division II, High School and Club Representatives, respectively.
"It is exciting to welcome Rob Patrick to the AVCA Board of Directors as President-Elect," AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer said. "His big picture perspective and excellent coaching pedigree will guarantee that the AVCA will continue to be guided by some of the best minds in our sport. Cody Hein, John Sample and Jodi Manore have all been consistent leaders and innovative contributors to our Board and we welcome them all for three more years."
Along with the four elected positions, Katy Meyer of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona will replace Brenda Williams as the NAIA representative on the Board. The NAIA representative on the AVCA Board of Directors is appointed by the NAIA.
In addition, Ray Bechard, head coach at the University of Kansas, will move to the AVCA President position. Beth Launiere, head coach at the University of Utah, will shift to AVCA Past President, while Mary Wise, head coach at the University of Florida, will rotate off the Board.
All of the new positions will take effect January 1, 2010.
|2010 AVCA Board of Directors|
|Ray Bechard||University of Kansas||President|
|Beth Launiere||University of Utah||Past President|
|Rob Patrick||University of Tennessee||President-Elect|
|Mark Rosen||University of Michigan||NCAA Women's Division I Representative|
|Cody Hein||Chico State||NCAA Women's Division II Representative|
|Becky Schmidt||Hope College||NCAA Women's Division III Representative|
|Katy Meyer||Embry-Riddle University (Ariz.)||NAIA Representative|
|David Rehr||Blinn College||Two-Year Colleges Representative|
|John Speraw||University of California, Irvine||Men's Representative|
|John Sample||Texas Advantage Volleyball||Club Representative|
|Jodi Manore||Bedford (Mich.) High School||High School Representative|
|Tracy Smith||Texas State University-San Marcos||Assistant Coach Representative|
|Cecile Reynaud||Education and Publications Representative|
|T.J. Meagher||Legislative Representative|
|Deitre Collins-Parker||San Diego State University||Minority Coach Representative|
|Sandy Vong||At-Large Representative|
|Kelly Sheffield||University of Dayton||Awards Representative|