Public Announcements

Happy New Year from NYVCA!

Hello New York Coaches!!

What a year it has been. It started with an amazing clinic in Lake George in May. We loved seeing our friends from all over the state.

Thank you so much for all of the support as we celebrated our 5th year in Lake George. Thank you to Brittany Rodrigues and Cathy Stanilka from Lake George for helping us put this together. This fall we inducted two new members into our Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Irene Furness and Robin Cooke. Please note that next October we will be asking you for your nominations for our 2020 class. Thank you to Mike Glenn for heading up this committee. Thank you to Board Members Mark Finegan and Maryann Lake for the rankings during the Fall. We are always looking for help with this so please let us know if you would like to help.

This Fall we also supported the New York State Championships by purchasing the plaques for the All-Tournament Teams. Thank you to State Championship Coordinator and NYVCA Board Member Peggy Seese for all that she does for the student-athletes in New York. Also thank you to NYVCA Board Member Patti Perone and the New York State Volleyball Committee for all they do. Finally, our organization presented awards to Sectional Coaches and Players of the Year throughout our state. Thank you to all across the state that help me to put this together and Peggy for doing ALL of the All-State Certificates.

Wow! What an AVCA convention in Pittsburgh!! It was great to see so many of our friends there. The best part of this organization is the networking that goes on with coaches from all over. We thank Kathy Deboer and her entire staff at the AVCA for being outstanding leaders of our sport and supporters of our organization.

Special thank you to Kennedy Wells for all that he does for me and our organization and also Joia Pollard our new helper with our website. It has been five years and we are so proud to be a part of the AVCA. We could not do this without their help. We look forward to the next five years as we try to continue to build our organization and continue to do things for student-athletes and coaches all over our great state.

We are excited about seeing you all in Lake George at our 2020 NYVCA Clinic! I am happy to announce that Joe Sagula from the University of North Carolina will be our lead speaker and we also have Baldwinsville legend Mary Jo Cerqua and top college coach Steve Pike from SUNY Brockport already as speakers. There will also be others that we will announce soon.

I am so proud to be a part of this organization and I look forward to seeing you all in Lake George in May.


Gary Bynon

President NYVCA

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.