Amber Warners Named AVCA Division III Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year
Thursday, November 08, 2012
For the second consecutive year and for the fourth time in her career, Calvin head volleyball coach Amber Warners has been named the Division III Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
A native of Holland, Warners has continued her success into her 11th year as head coach of the Calvin College volleyball team.
The Knights finished the 2012 season 28-2, sweeping through their conference with a 16-0 record and claiming the MIAA Conference Championship. They head into the NCAA Tournament ranked in the top spot in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll.
Warners is currently in her 12th year as a head collegiate volleyball coach which includes 11 years at Calvin and one year as interim coach at Hope (1994). Heading into the weekend, Warners is 345-70 (.831) as a collegiate volleyball coach and 324-59 (.846) at Calvin. Heading into the 2012 season, Warners was ranked second among active Division III coaches among winning percentage and 14th among all coaches at any NCAA (I, II or III) level.
Warners also won the Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year Award in 2006 and 2008 as well as last year.