June 13, 2019

Congratulations to the SECTION 3 Winter Boys Volleyball Award Winners!


Michael Dziedzic, Chittenango
Shay Sgroi, Canastota


Cole Smith, Vernon Verona Sherrill
Ethan Findlay, Canastota

June 12, 2019

Hello volleyball friends! We are almost there! School will be finishing up soon. As you all know, what a crazy time!! I just want to take this moment to say how great it was to see everyone in Lake George for the 2019 NYVCA Coaches Clinic – Fifth Year Celebration!

What a great group of coaches! Native New Yorker Alyssa D’Errico showed us why she is one of the best young coaches in the country. She makes all of New York proud. Matt Giufre from SUNY-New Paltz introduced many of us to “recycle” off the block. Easy to see why his teams are always near the top in New York!  Owego Free Academy’s Brittney Race speaks, and you understand why she is one of the top high school coaches in the northeast.

Sunday began with Rivier University’s Craig Kolek giving us great efficient blocking drills and practice drills showing why he has had such a successful career. Our clinic wrapped up with some great skills and drills from Siena coach Vilis Ozols. New York volleyball is better because of Vilis Ozols.

Special thanks to the people at Lake George high school – Brittany Jones, Kyle Manny, and Cathy Stanilka help us so much. We cannot do this without their help and support.  I would like to say thank you to NYVCA officers and board for all that they do throughout the year to recognize players and coaches.  Personally, I would like to thank AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer for not only her leadership but for stopping at our clinic this year during a very busy schedule.  Many thanks also to Kennedy Wells and the rest of the AVCA staff for their support throughout the year. Our organization would not flourish without a great partner like the AVCA!

So now we begin our 6th year! Recharge over the summer because we have so much to do keep this organization going! As always, we ask you all to get one or two new members for us each year. It would be so great to see more new faces from our coaching community in Lake George. We had so many great comments about our clinic this year and are excited for next year’s line-up of coaches. We already have state coaching legend Mary Jo Cerqua and top New York College coach Steve Pike lined-up with three others pending. It will be another great weekend of volleyball in Lake George in 2020.  May 15-17 is the weekend of next year’s clinic and we hope to see you there for volleyball and fellowship (and oh yes, the food and dancing by the lake!)

Enjoy your summer!

Gary Bynon
NYVCA President

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!!!!