LEXINGTON, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced its annual Thirty Under 30 award recipients for the 2017 season. SUNY Poly head men's and women's volleyball coach Dan Liberto has been selected as one of just four Division III recipients of the award.
Liberto has had a profound impact on the Wildcat volleyball program in his three years at the helm. Liberto's has amassed 114 wins in three years to date (51 men's / 63 women's)/He has earned the NEAC Coach of the Year Award in each of the last two seasons for Women's Volleyball and has won the NEAC Regular Season Championship Three times combined.
An Excerpt from the AVCA Press release can be read below:
"The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce its 2017 Thirty Under 30 Awards. This award was created in 2009 to honor up-and-coming coaching talent at all levels of the sport. To qualify for the award, nominees had to be 30 years old or younger in 2016. This year broke the record number of nominations.
"The young talent in volleyball coaching is just outstanding," said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. "As exciting as these 30 award winners is the fact that almost 200 young coaches were nominated for consideration. It's a good time to be a volleyball coach!"
Of the thirty recipients, 12 are NCAA Division I coaches, five in high school/club, four in NCAA Division III, three are NCAA Division II and Two-Year College, and there's one each in the NAIA, NCCAA, and USCAA."
Liberto's men's team will be playing this weekend in the NEAC Men's Volleyball Championship Tournament this Friday and Saturday at Penn State Altoona.
Dan Liberto's bio from the AVCA can be seen HERE.