May 15, 2012

Caughlin Appointed to AVCA Committee

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College men’s and women’s volleyball coach Todd Caughlin has been selected to serve on the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II Head Coaches Committee. He is the first person from Coker to serve on this committee. Caughlin’s four-year term begins Aug. 1.

The committee provides an opportunity for coaches to represent their conference and keep up to date with events and news within volleyball and the AVCA. It functions to advise the chair, AVCA staff and directors on Division II issues relating to their constituents and board.

“With the way the game of volleyball is changing every year, it’s important to have a liaison that transfers information from the national level as well as from the conference,” said Caughlin. “I’m very excited about the opportunity to be that voice as well as the first member of Coker to serve on this committee.”

Including Caughlin, who is representing Conference Carolinas and the Southeast region, there are 24 members on the committee. He is replacing Heather Vahjen of Erskine College, whose term expires this year. It is the second time Caughlin has been on this committee, as he previously served a term while at St. Mary’s University.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.