Six AAU Members Honored with 2016 AVCA Club Awards
Six of the 12 honorees announced this month by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) in their 2016 Club Awards are proud members of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). The Club Awards program honors and recognizes ten deserving coaches (plus two honorable mentions) in the youth/club volleyball community. AAU members include Ron Kordes (KIVA, Director of the Year); Gabe Aramian (A5, 16s Coach of the Year); Sarah Vance (Munciana, 15s Coach of the Year); Melito Eleutiza (OVA/TBVA, 14s Coach the Year); Jing Hou (A5, 12s Coach of the Year); and honorable mention Michael Fletcher (A5, Director of the Year).
The AVCA Club Awards Committee selected a Club Coach of the Year in each of the seven girls age divisions (12-18), a Beach Club Coach of the Year, a Boys Club Coach of the Year and a Club Director of the Year. The honorees will be recognized at the Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon at the AVCA Convention in Columbus, Ohio.
Nominations had to be submitted for consideration, and the coach nominated must have an active AVCA membership. The selections were made by the AVCA Club Awards Committee: Brennan Dean (Wave); Bill Peer (Colorado Juniors); Bob Westbrook (A5); Mike Lingenfelter (Municana); Stephen Boyle (Pumas); Sherry Fadool (Triangle); Gwen Egbert (Nebraska Juniors); John Sample (Texas Advantage); Dave Weitl (Washington Volleyball Academy).