ALLIANCE, Ohio – Mount Union head coach Matt Mihelic will be presenting at the 2019 American Volleyball Coaches Association Convention (AVCA) from December 18-22 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The annual event is the largest gathering of volleyball coaches in the world for education, networking, and social events.
Milhelic is in his second year as head men's volleyball coach at Mount Union. He led the Purple Raiders to an 8-20 record in their inaugural season in 2019 and Mount Union enters its first season as a member of the Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League in 2020.
Milhelic will be presenting a session about growth opportunities for men's and boy's volleyball, as just one of about 100 presenters from across the globe. Industry leaders and coaches from every level of the sport for both genders in indoor and beach will converge on the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to instruct and learn from their peers. USA Women's and Men's National Team Head Coaches Karch Kiraly and John Speraw have sessions. In addition, club, high school, and college coaching legends have on-court presentations and panel discussions focusing on the on-court technical aspect of the sport as well as off-court issues.
Pittsburgh will be the epicenter of volleyball in the United States in December, where it will also serve as the site for the NCAA Championship at the PPG Paints Arena. Also, the best college volleyball players and the top coaches in the country will be honored at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet and Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon, respectively.
With over 2,500 coaches, administrators, and exhibitors expected to be in attendance, this convention is widely regarded as a must-attend in the volleyball community.
For more information about the AVCA Convention, please visit the website.
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 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. Further information is available at www.avca.org.