The JVA is pleased to honor 14 recipients of the JVA Junior Club Service Award, honoring club directors, coaches and staff for over 20 years of service to junior volleyball. This year’s honorees represent an incredible array of accomplishments, and include one 40-year award winner and three 30-year award winners.

“As we all know, a coach has the ability to not only impact volleyball skills, but life lessons as well” shares JVA Executive Director Jenny Hahn. “We are so incredibly proud to honor these 14 individuals and to have them as members of the JVA. It is immeasurable how many of their athletes are now valuable contributors to our communities due to their dedication to their student-athletes and our sport.

The honorees are currently directing, coaching or administering in a JVA member club, and were nominated by their peer(s) for their outstanding dedication to junior volleyball. The JVA is proud to acknowledge these individuals for their passion and commitment over the years.

Joel Anderson, Chicago Elite Volleyball Club Director (IL). 25 Years of Service
Seng Chiu, Grit Volleyball Club (VA) Owner and Executive Director. 25 Years of Service
Katy Garza, AVA of Texas (TX) Club Co-Director. 25 Years of Service
Joel Golsteyn, Motion Volleyball Program (WI) Board Member and Head Coach. 23 Years of Service
Deb Grafentin, River City Juniors (NE) Club Director. 42 Years of Service
Jill Hunt, NKYVC (KY) Club Director and 15-1 Head Coach. 22 Years of Service
Kathy Kennedy, NKYVC (KY) Club Founder, Coaching Director, Board Member, Lesson Instructor. 33 Years of Service
Max Miller, Mintonette Sports (OH) Directorand Owner. 22 Years of Service
Jimmy Miranda, Louisiana Volleyball (LA) Owner and Coach. 32 Years of Service
Kimberly Norman, High Country Volleyball Club (UT) CEO and Head Technical Coach/ 30 Years of Service
Eric Schulze, VC United (IL) Executive Director. 20 Years of Service
Lynda Scahill, Pittsburgh Elite (PA) Founder, Recruiting Coordinator and 14 Elite Head Coach, 29 Years of Service
Eric Shick, Magnum Volleyball (SC) Club Director & Coach, 20 Years of Service
Christy Sitze, Power Up Volleyball (IL) Club Owner/Director. 21 Years of Service

Click HERE to view more information on each honoree. Click HERE to learn more about the JVA.

About the Junior Volleyball Association

The Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) is a non-profit organization that promotes the growth of youth and junior volleyball through program and resource development, education and events. The organization was formed in 2006 with a primary focus of being a voice for junior volleyball club directors and coaches, and to this day with over 1,200 member clubs, is the only organization that is focused entirely on youth and junior volleyball.