LEXINGTON, Ky. – Recently the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its Club Awards program for the 2019 season with Alverno volleyball head coach Dan Dresen announced as one of just 10 coaches around the country to earn the distinction.
Dresen, who will enter his first season as head coach of the Inferno this fall, was selected as the 16s Coach of the Year by the AVCA for his role with the Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball team based out of nearby Pleasant Prarie, Wisconsin.
This is the fourth year the AVCA is recognizing club coaches from around the country, with the AVCA Club Awards Committee selecting a Club Coach of the Year in each of the seven girls age divisions (12-18), a Beach Club Coach of the Year, a Boys Club Coach of the Year, and a Club Director of the Year. The honorees will be recognized later this year at the Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon in Pittsburgh in mid-December.
Dresen, who has served as served as an assistant coach at Alverno for the past four seasons, was elevated to the head role earlier this year and will serve as the eighth person to hold the head coaching position at Alverno.
Throughout his tenure as an assistant coach with Alverno, he has overseen the development of numerous student-athletes including one all-conference selection following the 2017 campaign. He also served the previous two seasons as Alverno's head golf coach.
The 2010 graduate of Quincy University, Dresen had a decorated playing career, which saw him amass over 1,800 career assists with more than half of those coming during his senior season.
The 2019 Alverno volleyball season gets underway on Friday, August 30, when the team takes part in the first day of the 2019 Buc Blast Tournament hosted by Beloit. The Inferno will take on Olivet at 5 p.m., followed by Kalamazoo later in the evening at 9 p.m.