February 18, 2019

The New York Volleyball Coaches Association Coaching Clinic is BACK FOR THE FIFTH YEAR in 2019…

CLINIC REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  Online registration as well as paper clinic registration forms are available now.  Click on the Events/Clinics tab at the top of the website home page for registration and other event details.


January 4, 2019



Hello Colleagues and a Happy New Year to you all!!

What a year it has been! Our membership continues to grow. We had our largest group in Lake George at our May clinic. We have started to share our organization on social media. It was a fantastic year with many first time teams at our New York State Championships in Glens Falls. I was honored to be a part of an outstanding Hall of Fame Class. Our group has continued to become a larger part of our volleyball community. With the help of NYVCA Treasurer Peggy Seese, all-state certificates were mailed to all of the all-state players. Finally we are now posting the New York State Coaches and Players of the year for each section. Thank you to all who help me across the state put this group together. A reminder to all that only members can have themselves and their players honored.

We look forward to great things this year! I have just spent 5 unbelievable days at the AVCA convention in Minneapolis. I had the opportunity to talk to other state leaders and I am excited about the things that we can do in our state to increase membership. We have a great lineup of coaches in Lake George for our May tournament. We are looking for over 100 coaches to attend!! Please tell your friends. It is a great opportunity to learn volleyball stuff and network with other coaches.

As we approach another exciting year of volleyball in New York, I would like to thank Kathy, Kennedy, and all of the staff at the AVCA for all that they do to support our organization. What we do can not be done without their support. I would also like to thank our board and officers for everything that they do to help build this organization. I am honored to work with such great people.

A reminder do a “double contact” and get two friends to join our organization this year! Best of luck this year and remember the NYVCA is here for you!

Gary Bynon, NYVCA President

November 6, 2018


The  New York State Volleyball Coaches Association would like to announce their 2018 Hall of Fame Class!!!

Arnie Rosenbaum has coached volleyball for over 34 years in New York City and Long Island and has won over 600 matches along with many league championships. Arnie is a leader in the development of volleyball in New York City.

Peggy Seese has coached at Argyle Central School for over 28 seasons. She has over 500 wins, 8 trips to the final four and a state championship while at Argyle. Peggy has been instrumental in bringing the state tournament to Glens Falls and for 16 years has led a committee that makes the state tournament a showcase for girls volleyball.

Gary Bynon has coached at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake for over 31 years. He has over 700 wins,24 sectional championships, 12 trips to the state finals and 6 state championships. Gary has been an advocate for New York volleyball in many ways, most notably he was instrumental in starting the New York Volleyball Coaches Association.


Thank you,

Mike Glenn – Chairperson Hall of Fame Committee

October 4, 2018

Hello everyone,

I hope everyone’s season is going well. I think we are finally past warm gyms!! It has been a challenge for sure. Just a few updates. Our rankings are out. Thank you to Mark Finegan and Mary Ann Lake who help put this together. We welcome people’s comments on our rankings so please let us know what you think.

I would also like to welcome my daughter Lindsay as our new head of social media. If you ever have anything that you would like to get out via instagram, Twitter or Facebook please let her know – lindsay.bynon@yahoo.com.

Finally it is time for us to start nominating coaches for our Hall of Fame. Mike Glenn from Galway will be heading up the committee this year – mglenn11@hotmail.com. Please email Mike with nominations. I would also like to thank Mike Calvello, Robert Pierce, and Kathy McGeehan for being on our committee. October 23rd is the deadline for nominations. Our criteria is listed is on our website – nyvbcoaches.com. We need nominations for boys and girls coaches.

Please let us know if there is anything that we can do here for you. Thank you and good luck the rest of the way!


May 23, 2018

“Very Special…” – the phrase that comes to mind when thinking of this past weekend’s annual clinic in Lake George. Meeting new friends and spending times with old friends is one of the best parts of this weekend. With the help of our board, Lake George Volleyball, the Georgian, Kennedy and the AVCA and the great volleyball community across our state, our biggest and best clinic helped to spread the volleyball word. My memories include Coach Cal Wickens and his world of knowledge about so many facets of our sport, Coach Christi Kelsey bringing her class, knowledge and inspiration, getting to teach along my son Mike for two sessions, listening to rock star setting coach Lindsey Schlegel and the technical expertise of Kristin Baker.

Next year’s clinic is May 17-19, 2019 in Lake George. Please make plans to attend. We feel that you will be happy about the weekend that we put together.

The New York State Volleyball Coaches Association is full of momentum! We will continue to work for you – our membership. Please let us know if there is anything else that we can do for you. Enjoy your summer and we will see you in the fall!!!!