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JVA Award

Congrats to Coach Larry Stolarski for Receiving Award!!!

By Admin, 12/10/19, 10:00AM EST


Coach Larry Stolarski is one of 16 coaches 16 individuals honored with the 2019 JVA Junior Club Service Award.


VA Venom VBC (Williamsburg, VA)
Coach/Coach Mentor
30 Years of Service

Co founder of Williamsburg VBC
Co organizer of sports faculty for the city of Williamsburg
Co founder of Youth Volleyball in Williamsburg, Va
First head coach for boys program
First grassroots coach for Venom VBC
Lead instructor for Venom Youth officials training


"We’ve been given the rare privilege and heavy responsibility of influencing young people on a daily basis, for better or for worse, for the rest of their lives. Which direction will you lead your kids today?' ― Mike Matheny  

The JVA is pleased to announce 16 individuals honored with the 2019 JVA Junior Club Service Award. The growth of our sport, along with the consistent success of the JVA would not exist without the dedication and loyalty of the coaches, club directors and administrators of JVA member clubs. We are so thankful to these individuals for their service to junior volleyball for over 20 years.

"The reach these 16 coaches and administrators have had on every athlete that has crossed their path in the last 20 to 30 years is immeasurable" shares JVA Director of Member Development Lisa Wielebnicki. "We want to extend our gratitude for your service and dedication to influencing these young minds on and off the court. You are valued, and we thank you!"

2019 JVA Junior Club Service Award Recipients
Dave Albaugh - Coastal VA VC (Portsmouth, VA). 18s Head Coach. 25 Years of Service
Zoe Bell - Carolina Juniors Volleyball National Charlotte, NC) .Program Director. 25 Years of Service
Eric Bulmahn - The Academy Volleyball Club (Indianapolis, IN). 17-1 Open Assistant Coach. 26 Years of Service
Kelly Drobeck - Sand Volleyball Association/692 West Beach Volleyball Club (San Diego, CA). Director of SVA & Lead Coach at 692. 23 Years of Service
Frank Garrett - DVA (Eden, MD). Co-Founder / Coach. 30 Years of Service
Jeannine Hannah - Alabama Performance (Hoover, AL). Head Coach. 20 Years of Service
Steve Hawthorne - The Academy Volleyball Club (Indianapolis, IN). Director of Operations / 14-1 Open Coach. 21 Years of Service
Brie Isaacson - Club 1 Volleyball (Plainfield, IL). Club Director. 20 Years of Service
Carol Merton - DVA (Eden, MD). Business Manager. 20 Years of Service
William Milborn - Club Fusion (Marengo, IL). Owner. 25 Years of Service
Jamie Neave - Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball Club (Trevor, WI). Team and Spirit Wear Director. 23 Years of Service
Jim Neave - Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball Club (Trevor, WI). Executive Director. 23 Years of Service
John Pierce - Club Tonka (Eden Prairie, MN). Lead Coach, Dream Team Member, Head Coach. 29 Years of Service
Corky Robertson - The Academy Volleyball Club (Indianapolis, IN). 17-1 Open Head Coach. 30 Years of Service
Patrick Ryan - Husky Volleyball (Marlborough, CT). Club Director. 21 Years of Service
Larry Stolarski - VA Venom VBC (Williamsburg, VA). Coach/Coach Mentor. 30 Years of Service

CLICK HERE to view more information on each honoree. CLICK HERE to learn more about the JVA Junior Club Service Award.

Honorees are all affiliated with a volleyball club that is a member of the Junior Volleyball Association.

About the Junior Volleyball Association
The Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) is a non-profit organization that promotes the growth of youth and junior volleyball through program and resource development, education and events. The organization was formed in 2006 with a primary focus of being a voice for junior volleyball club directors and coaches, and to this day with nearly 1,300 member clubs, is the only organization that is focused entirely on youth and junior volleyball.

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