Kathy DeBoer is currently the Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). DeBoer spent 23 years in intercollegiate athletics serving as a coach, administrator and fundraiser. She spent 18 years at the University of Kentucky, finishing her career as the Senior Associate Athletics Director. Prior to her administrative career, DeBoer spent 13 years coaching volleyball. In her nine years as Kentucky's head coach, the Wildcats compiled a 212-96 record, won three Southeastern Conference Championships, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament four times. In 1987, DeBoer was named National Coach of the Year. From 1988 to 1996 DeBoer served as an advisor to the USA Women's National Team. She was part of the coaching staff for three Olympic Sports Festival Teams and the 1989 World University Games Team. She assisted with the 1994 World Championships and the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. DeBoer is a nationally known public speaker on the impact of gender on competitive behavior.
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The 2009 Big 12 Coach of the Year, Christy Johnson-Lynch led the Cyclones to their best regular season in school history in 2009. She guided Iowa State to its best national ranking in the program's history, while finishing 6th in the final AVCA poll. That marked the 16th-straight week in the top-25 and the seventh-straight week in the top-10 for the Cyclones. Iowa State finished the season 27-5 overall and earned a second-place finish in the Big 12 with a 17-3 record, both win totals set school records. The Cyclones continue to rank with the elite in the nation – finishing 2009 in the top 10 in assists per set (4th – 13.9), digs per set (5th – 18.31) and kills per set (8th – 14.67).
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Todd Dagenais recently completed his second season as the Knights' head coach in 2009. Coach Dagenais' started his tenure at UCF posting the most wins in a season since 2003 and has moved the Knights up over 130 points in the NCAA Women's Volleyball RPI. In the summer of 2009, Dagenais served as a member of the staff at the U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryout at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, serving as a court coach and evaluator at the event. Before assuming the post at UCF, Dagenais spent three seasons as the assistant head coach at the University of Southern California where he helped guide the Trojans to a trip to the 2007 NCAA Final Four. He was also part of the USA Volleyball National Team Coaching Delegation to the 2004 summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
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In 2009, USA Volleyball bestowed Teri Clemens with its "All-Time Great Coaches" award – an honor that is richly deserved. Coach Clemens guided Washington University on a championship run never seen before in NCAA volleyball at any level. Clemens led the Bears to six consecutive NCAA D-III championships. From 1991-96, Washington University averaged 41.3 wins per season. In 1992, Clemens coached the only undefeated team (40-0) in NCAA Division III history. Over an eight-year period, Washington University won seven NCAA Division III titles. Clemens was honored as the NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year four times. She holds the NCAA Division III record for career winning percentage of .873 and, in 2004, Clemens was elected to the AVCA Hall of Fame.
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Petersen completed her 10th season as the head coach for the Panthers in 2009, leading UNI to a perfect 18-0 Missouri Valley Conference season, as well as regular-season and tournament championships. UNI finished with a 31-3 overall mark, going 29 straight matches without a loss, the second-longest win streak in the nation. UNI advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 15th time in program history, advancing to the second round. Petersen was named the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year, her second time claiming the honor. Seven Panthers picked up conference honors, including MVC Player of the Year, MVC Tournament MVP and MVC Freshman of the Year.
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Jeff Meeker, guided the 2009 Rams to their best season – via winning percentage – in more than two decades with a 23-9 overall mark. The Rams matched the 2004 squad for the most wins in a season since 1986 and earned a berth in the Iowa Conference Tournament for the seventh time in eight years. Meeker has been head coach of the Iowa Region HP Junior Team the past two years. In July 2009, the elite squad competed at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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Coach McDaniel recently completed his second season at Drake, and has rekindled the Bulldog program by leading the team to a 22-12 mark during the 2009 season - the most wins since 1996. The Bulldogs also registered their most home wins (11) and road victories (8) since the 1995 and 1996 campaigns, respectively. The 2009 campaign also saw the Bulldogs qualify for their first Missouri Valley Conference Tournament since 1998 on the strength of a fourth-place league finish. McDaniel also coached two players to all-conference recognition, their first representatives since 2002.
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