Girls’ Volleyball Team Academic Honors – And a New Book
Each year the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and the United States Marine Corps (USMC) honor volleyball teams from high school through all college divisions for maintaining stellar grades over the course of the entire school year. This summer, the Bishop’s girls’ varsity team earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for 2019-2020. This marks the 22nd time one of Coach Tod Mattox’s teams has been honored!
AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer said, “Coaches have the most influence during difficult times. Keeping student-athletes focused on their academic success when their volleyball identity was suddenly gone is leadership worth celebrating!”
Established in 1992-1993, this award commends volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale or 4.10 on a 5.0 scale.
In addition, Coach Mattox’s book, “Coaching High School Volleyball,” is now available for digital download from The Art of Coaching Volleyball. The book features “guidelines for establishing a good practice culture, building a foundation for continued success and training skills. [Mattox] “shares his 21 go-to drills and puts them into context, explaining when they should be used, what they will accomplish, how they can be varied for different age groups and why they are his favorites.”
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.