Coach Kramer Receives Honor

by staff Dec 14, 2018

Minneapolis, MN – On December 13, 2018, at the Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon at the AVCA Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gavilan College head volleyball coach Kevin Kramer was recognized as the 2018 AVCA Two-Year College Southwest Regional College Coach of the Year.

Coach Kramer led his team to a program best 30-2 record this past season. The team advanced to the semi-finals of the CCCAA State Volleyball Championship Tournament. It was the school's second trip to the tournament, the first coming in 2016. During the regular season, Gavilan went 12-0 in Coast Conference South play, winning the school’s third straight conference championship and the program’s sixth overall. Coach Kramer was also named the CCCAA North Regional Coach of the Year (first time) and the Coast Conference South Coach of the Year (fifth time).

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 almost 7,000 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. 

Presenting the award to Coach Kramer was Bethany Boelter, the marketing manager college sports from Jostens and Karch Kiraly, the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team Head Coach.