UC Santa Cruz’s Todd Hollenbeck Named 2015 AVCA Division III Men’s Head Coach of the Year

UC Santa Cruz’s Todd Hollenbeck Named 2015 AVCA Division III Men’s Head Coach of the Year
LEXINGTON, KY -- The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce that UC Santa Cruz Head Coach Todd Hollenbeck  has been selected as the 2015 AVCA Division III Men's National Coach of the Year, while SUNY New Paltz Assistant Coach Tony Bonilla has been named the AVCA Division III Men's National Assistant Coach of the Year.

The AVCA will formally present both coaches their awards at the 2015 Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon in Omaha, Neb. on Thursday, December 17.  The luncheon is held in conjunction with the 2015 AVCA Annual Convention. 

Todd Hollenbeck's Fast Facts

Has been ranked in the top-3 of the AVCA Coaches Poll for eight straight weeks (currently No. 2)

Top-5 win percentage of any NCAA Division III school with a record of 24-5 (.828)

A 6-1 record vs. nationally ranked opponents and a perfect 9-0 against unranked teams

Ranked fourth nationally in kills per set (12.63)

Coached three 2015 AVCA All-Americans

Earned No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament


Tony Bonilla's Fast Facts

The Hawks have a 26-5 record (third-best win percentage)

Current No. 3 national ranking and a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament

Director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) on campus at New Paltz.

Has been at SUNY New Paltz for 16 years (four as an assistant)


AVCA Division III Men's National Coach of the Year 

2015: Todd Hollenbeck (UC Santa Cruz)

2014: Radu Petrus (SUNY New Paltz)

2013: Cal Wickens (Nazareth)

2012: Charlie Sullivan (Springfield)

2011: Cal Wickens (Nazareth)

2010: Charlie Sullivan (Springfield) 

2009: Jeremy Price (Juniata)

2008: Jonathan Penn (Vassar)

2007: L.J. Marx (Carthage)

2006: Craig Kolek (Rivier)

2005: L.J. Marx (Carthage)

2004: Ken Shibuya (Juniata) 

About AVCA 
The AVCA, with its headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is managed by Associations International. The mission of the AVCA is to advance the sport of volleyball with AVCA coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy and professional development. With a membership of over 6,400 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and promoting the sport. Members include collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as volleyball club directors. The AVCA provides education to volleyball coaches, recognition of elite players and coaches, promotion of volleyball competitions throughout the world, and networking opportunities for volleyball products and services providers. Further information is available at www.avca.org.

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