COLLEGE CAMP FRIDAY
~ Camp is open to any/all 14u players and up~
*No Refunds after December 18th*
Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Where: Kansas City Convention Center
Cost: $150 per player
Camps are open to any/all players: 14u-18u year olds
Kirsten Bernthal Booth - Creighton
Tom Mendoza - South Carolina
Mike Gawlik - Central Michigan
Jill Wilson - Virginia Tech
~ Players will receive instruction from all four coaches during the hour and half session ~
Tom Mendoza became the 13th head coach in Gamecock volleyball's 45-year history on Jan. 3, 2017. Mendoza came to Columbia after two seasons as head coach at High Point University, where he led the Panthers to 47 wins and back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances.
Mendoza's High Point team won 24 matches in 2017, the second-most in the program's Division I era. Thanks to an ambitious non-conference schedule that included wins over Oklahoma, Georgia and Ohio, the Panthers were in rare company as a mid-major program earning an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. It was the team's third NCAA berth overall, and was the first volleyball at-large bid in Big South Conference history.
Mike Gawlik enters his third season as the Central Michigan volleyball coach, coming off a year in which his Chippewas made major strides toward returning to prominence in the Mid-American Conference.
Gawlik’s 2017 squad finished 15-14, 7-9 in the MAC, and earned a berth in the MAC Tournament for the first time since 2012. It also marked the first time CMU has finished over .500 since 2012, and its third-place finish in the MAC West was its best since 2009.
The Chippewas won five of their final seven regular-season matches. That five-match win streak tied for the program’s longest since 2012.
Three-time National Coach of the Year Kirsten Bernthal Booth returns for her 16th season at Creighton, one of the nation’s fastest-rising programs.
Since inheriting a 3-23 team in 2002, Booth has steadily built a program that has appeared in the AVCA’s Top 25 poll each of the last six years, and reached seven of the last eight NCAA Tournaments. That includes a 2016 run to the Elite Eight, which followed a 2015 Sweet Sixteen appearance.
Booth owns an impressive past, both on and off the court.
Jill Lytle Wilson was named the head coach of the Virginia Tech volleyball program on January 12, 2017, and enters her second year in Blacksburg.
In her first season as the head coach of the Hokies in 2017, Wilson guided Jaila Tolbert to second-team All-ACC after she owned the highest hitting percentage in the conference for non-middle blockers. Tolbert, a right-side hitter, hit more than .300 in 20 matches and earned Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) all-state honors.