January 3rd, 2017 (Milwaukee, WI) The JVA is pleased to announce the newest member of the JVA Board of Directors, Club Director Jason Hames. The Board Election was held in December, and included six candidates with diverse backgrounds in sport and a shared commitment to the vision and purpose of JVA. Jason received the majority of the vote, and will immediately begin his time on the JVA Board of Directors.

“I am happy to welcome Jason Hames to our JVA Board of Directors. J’s resume includes experience in many facets of our sport as an active player, parent, club director and coach. Jason has experience in owning and managing a business as well as K2 Volleyball in Tennessee. I feel J will be able to contribute a lot as we move into our next ten years” shares JVA Executive Director Jenny Hahn.

Jason has been coaching volleyball for 21 years, which experience in professional and junior beach volleyball, high school boys and girls indoor volleyball, as well ascollegiate women’s volleyball at the Division I and Division III levels. Jason and his wife, Christine Hames, started K2 Volleyball Club (Knoxville, TN) in 2009 and have built it into one of the premier clubs in the country competing at the highest level in each age group and have helped many girls play at the next level. This has not been an easy feat coming from a small population base and a city without a volleyball tradition. Jason continues to do individual training and coaching for current professional players, including a current USA women’s national team member. In addition, Jason does color commentary for the SEC network during SEC matches.

“Thank you to everyone who voted. I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve on the JVA board. I am passionate about the JVA and its mission and I look forward to working with the board, member clubs, and corporate partners growing our great sport at the juniors level” states Jason, in response to the news.

Jason is passionate about bridging gaps betwen high school, college, and club coaches, and making the sport better at the juniors level for kids, parents and clubs. As an active player, club director, club parent, club coach, former college and high school coach he understands the needs of each group, and will bring many unique ideas and perspectives as to how the JVA can best serve them. 

“I want to thank Tom Lowrey for his years of service on the Board. I am grateful for Tom’s contributions to our educational resources, club director education, and presentation at the AVCA Convention. I know Tom’s time is now taken up with his career and a growing family. I also know his heart is with volleyball and it won’t be long before his young kids will want to play and he’ll be back” adds Jenny.

About the JVA Board of Directors

The members of the JVA Board of Directors serve a 3 year term. The JVA Board of Directors governs, assures financial stability, develops policy and sets a course for the future, maintaining focus on the mission and guiding principles.

As JVA grows and expands its reach through membership, education, events, and advocacy we look to shape a board with a broad base of leadership capabilities and one which represents our JVA member base. The overall growth of youth and junior club volleyball continues to be exciting and brings many new opportunities and challenges to our membership primarily comprised of club directors and coaches. JVA staff with the support and guidance of the JVA Board of Directors is committed to serving as a vital resource to support that growth.

For more information on the JVA Board of Directors, click here.