USA Volleyball 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


Steve Standley | Official
Rusty Wellman | Official
Nate Michael | Montana Volleyball Academy | Club Director
Desiree Phelps | Kahiau Volleyball Club | Club Director
Keo Millan | Lifetime Service Award
Spike2Care | Outstanding Program Award



Michael Nesmith | Aftershock VBC | Club Director
Brenda Moore | Team Yakima | Club Director
Tim Davison | Columbia Juniors | Coach
Michelle Peterson | Official
Dale Goodwin | Official
Cats Volleyball Club | Outstanding Program Award



Jeff Deitz | Post Falls VBC | Club Director
Owen Esperas | VIP Juniors | Coach
Chan Esperas | VIP Juniors | Coach
Kim Zorn | Club Gold | Coach
Tom Konis | Officials
Inland NW Klassic (Mark Springer) | Outstanding Program Award



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



Pete Bell | Official
Roland Madany | Spokane Boys Volleyball Club | Club Director
Tom & Donna Bertsch | Post Falls Volleyball Club | Club Director
Walt Tribley | NCWVBC | Coach



Linda Kildew
Russ Poage
Mark Springer
April Stark
Larissa Welch



Gene Dowers
Judy Fong
Marilou Jones
Roland Madany
Dennis Treat