National Service Awards

The criteria for the USAV Meritorious Service Award:

  • Active participation and leadership in volleyball during the current playing season as a coach, offical, and/or administrator.
  • Promotion of volleyball and/or the corporation with the nomination Member Organization
  • Contribution of articles on volleyball in special or regular communication vehicles of the corporation and/or the nominating organization or other such publications having national and/or international distribution
  • Speeches or scholarl presentations that serve to promote volleyball play
  • Research that enhances the coaching, teaching or analysis of volleyball play
  • An active role in major volleyball programs or projects
  • Former recipients are not eligible to receive this award from the same affiliate organization but are eligible to receive the recongnition from other/another affiliate organization.


Past Award Winners


Club Director-Michael Nesmith-Aftershock VBC
Club Director-Brenda Moore-Team Yakima
Coach-Tim Davison
Official-Michelle Peterson
Official-Dale Goodwin
Program-Cats VBC


Club Director-Jeff Deitz-Post Falls VBC
Coach-Owen Esperas
Coach-Chan Esperas
Coach-Kim Zorn
Official-Tom Konis
Program-Inland NW Klassic (Mark Springer)


Club Director-Chris Broom-Spokane Sky VBC
Club Director-Gary Louie-Shockwave VBC
Community Member-Kyle Twohig
Community Member-Paul Christiansen


Official-Pete Bell
Club Director-Roland Madany
Club Director-Tom & Donna Bertsch
Coach- Walt Tribley


Linda Kildew
Russ Poage
Mark Springer
April Stark
Larissa Welch


Gene Dowers
Judy Fong
Marilou Jones
Roland Madany
Dennis Treat