@FGCU_VB Assistant Danny Mahy Named to AVCA Thirty Under 30 List
Friday, March 15, 2013 | by Mike Hill (@Mike_Hill84)
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - As announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Mar. 14, Florida Gulf Coast volleyball assistant coach Danny Mahy has been named to the "Thirty Under 30" list for the second time in the last three years.

The 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 2012. The list of winners will be featured in the upcoming May edition of Coaching Volleyball 2.0.

 “Sustainability is all about identifying rising stars and nurturing their career growth,” said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. “This Thirty Under 30 class, the AVCA’s fifth, is full of future leaders in the sport of volleyball. We congratulate them and, through them, celebrate our potential.”

"I am extremely honored to be one of the 30 individuals to receive this award," said Mahy, who recently finished his seventh season with the program. "I was pretty surprised when I first heard I was receiving this honor for the second time.”

Of the thirty recipients, 12 are head coaches and 18 are assistant coaches. Nine are NCAA Division I women’s coaches, nine in Division II, five are NCAA Division III, two are in high school, NAIA and club and one is a two-year College coach.

Thirty Under 30 Award Recipients

Jenifer Bahner, Head Coach
Cowley College, Arkansas City, KS (NJCAA Division II) 

Ryan Baumgartner, Head Coach
Dominican University, River Forest, IL (NCAA Division III)

Craig Boller. Club Director, Head Coach; Volunteer Assistant (University of Michigan)
A2 Volleyball Club, Ann Arbor, MI (Club)

Stefanie Carrington, Head Coach
Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY (NCAA Division II)

Julie Darty, Assistant Coach
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (NCAA Division I)

Jamie deTurck, Head Coach
Colleyville Heritage High School, Colleyville, TX (High School)

Brett Ferguson, Assistant Coach
Northwood University, Midland, MI (NCAA Division II)

Tammi Fries, Assistant Coach
Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC (NCAA Division II)

Kyleigh Gerlach, Assistant Coach
2012: Univ. of Indianapolis (NCAA DII), 2013: Virginia Commonwealth University (NCAA DI)

Michael Houlihan, Associate Head Coach
UMass-Boston, Boston, MA (NCAA Division III)

Anna Howle, Head Coach
Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma (NAIA)

William Kline, Assistant Coach
Bethany College, Bethany, WV (NCAA Division III)

Jeff Lennox, Head Coach – Men and Women
Barton College, Wilson, NC (NCAA Division II)

James Lundgren III, Assistant Coach
Azusa Pacific University, Encinitas, CA (NAIA)

Daniel Mahy, Assistant Coach
Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Meyers, FL (NCAA Division I)

Matt McCarthy, Assistant Coach - Men
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL (NCAA Division II)

Monica McDonald, Head Coach
Otterbein University, Westerville, OH (NCAA Division III)

Jason Munoz, Assistant Coach
Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma (NAIA)

Jonathan Newman-Gonchar, Assistant Coach
2012: Loyola Marymount University (NCAA DI), 2013: Iowa State University (NCAA DI)

Kimberly Olson, Assistant Coach – Indoor and Sand
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC (NCAA Division I)

Christine Pfeffenberger, Assistant Coach
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN (NCAA Division I) 

Chloe Quirk, Assistant Coach
Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA (NCAA Division II)

Heather Roberts, Assistant Coach
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (NCAA Division II)

Brian Rosen, Head Coach
Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, NC (High School)

Lauren Sands, Club Director, Head Coach
Atlanta Extreme Volleyball Club, Suwanee, GA (Club)

Aaron Smith, Assistant Coach
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (NCAA Division I)

Matt Ulmer, Assistant Coach, Head Coach - Sand
Long Beach State University, Long Beach, CA (NCAA Division I)

Jennifer Vaden, Assistant Coach
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA (NCAA Division I)

Erin Virtue, Assistant Coach
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (NCAA Division I)

Braden Zamore, Head Coach – Men and Women
Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH (NCAA Division III)