Public Announcements

2019 NYVCA Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

It is my pleasure to announce the 2019 New York Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame Inductees. 

Irene Furness was a teacher and coach in the Corning-Painted Post School District for over 30 years. She won 352 matches, 18 sectional championships, and 1 state championship while she was there. Her teams won the New York State Sportsmanship award in 2016, she also coached softball for 15 years, and has been a great volunteer in her community.




Robin Cooke coached volleyball at the Croton-Harmon school district for 44 years. Her teams won 648 matches, 13 sectional championships, 2 state championships, and the 1999 sportsmanship award. Robin was on many high school sports committees and was an amazing volunteer in her community.

Congratulations to both of these coaches. The NYVCA is proud to have you as the newest members of our Hall of Fame and thank you for all that you have done for the students of our state.

Thank you to Mike Glenn and Mark Finegan and the rest of the committee for their help with these selections.



The New York Volleyball Coaches Association (NYVCA) is a proud member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association's Signature Affiliate Program. The NYVCA was established as an AVCA Affiliate Partner and now joins Kentucky, North Carolina, Alabama, Nebraska, and California as AVCA Signature Affiliate States. The AVCA Signature Affiliate Program was established in 2015 and is designed to incentivize AVCA membership, advance the high school volleyball community, and establish the AVCA as the official coaching education partner with the states that participate in the program.