2023 SUMMER CAMPS: GIRLS Camp I Jun 20-22 * GIRLS Camp II Jul 18-20 * BOYS Camp I (Univ of Hawaii) Jul 18-20 * BOYS Camp II Aug 1-3 (TBD Univ) * YOUTH CO-ED Camps Jun-Jul-Aug *

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HVA has been Growing The Game of boys volleyball in the Southwest for over 23 years. We’ve also been trying to RAISE THE LEVEL of the boys’ game in Texas and the Southwest for many years. Now that we’re seeing significant collegiate interest in our talent base, it’s time to increase the exposure of these athletes with the TOP MENS COLLEGIATE PROGRAMS. So, we’re very proud to host the top coaches from around the US this fall.

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september 17, 2022

  • CLASSES OF 2025 – 2028
    • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • CLASS OF 2023 – 2024
    • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • VENUE:

Learn more about byu Mens Volleyball


BYU Assistant Coach, Devin Young

PROVO, Utah – BYU men’s volleyball head coach Shawn Olmstead announced Tuesday the hiring of former Cougar Devin Young as an assistant coach. Young played middle blocker for the Cougars from 2008, 2011-14.

“As a staff and as a program we are excited about the addition of Devin,” Olmstead said. “As a student-athlete at BYU, Devin was fortunate to be surrounded and mentored by great coaches and teammates. He was a part of some very successful teams here at BYU and learned the value of hard work and competition. It’s always nice to have former Cougars on board to mentor our players that are striving to keep the tradition of excellence that is BYU volleyball.”

As a player, Young helped the Cougars win the 2013 and 2014 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular-season and tournament titles. BYU played in the NCAA tournament both years and advanced to the national championship match in 2013.

Young was named to the All-MPSF Second Team as a senior and made the MPSF All-Tournament Team in both 2013 and 2014. During his career, he averaged 1.38 kills per set as well as 1.09 blocks per set.

After graduating from BYU with a degree in business management, Young moved to Wisconsin where he stayed close to volleyball by coaching high school and club teams. In 2017, he returned to Utah to work for VolleyMetrics, a volleyball analytics company, where he worked with Division I volleyball coaches from across the country.


October 9, 2022

  • CLASSES of 2025 – 2028
    • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • CLASS of 2023 – 2024
    • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • VENUE:



Lewis Head Coach: Dan Friend

The 2022 campaign marks the 18th season for Dan Friend at the helm of the Lewis University men’s volleyball program. He is in his 25th season overall as a collegiate head coach and enters the season with a 503-242 (.675) overall record.

Friend has accumulated a 344-158 (.685) record during his 17 years as head coach of Lewis. In that time, Friend’s student-athletes have earned 80 All-MIVA, 79 MIVA Player of the Week, 11 AVCA National Player of the Week and 36 AVCA All-American honors. Lewis has been ranked nationally in the last 165 AVCA Polls dating back to 2011.

Friend has recorded non-conference victories over UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, Hawaii, Stanford, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Penn State, Long Beach State and BYU.

He has also guided the Flyers to seven out of the last nine MIVA Tournament Championship matches, including the 2012, 2019 and 2021 titles. 

Assistant Coach: Jacob Kershner

Jacob Kerschner is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Flyers after finishing his player career at Lewis in 2020.

He played in 48 matches and appeared in 106 sets during his five seasons with the Flyers. Kerschner recorded six kills in 16 chances for a hitting percentage of .313 in his career. He added four service aces in each of the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Kerschner posted 20 digs during his redshirt junior season and recorded a career-high five digs in the five-set win at Cal State Northridge on Jan. 26, 2019.

He is a five-time recipient of the Brother David Delahanty Award – given to Lewis student-athletes for academic excellence and was also a five-time selection to the Academic All-MIVA team.

He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in athletic coaching from Lewis in 2020 and is currently working on his master’s degree in organizational leadership at Lewis.

ohio state

November 5, 2022

  • CLASS OF 2025 – 2028
    • Times 9a-12p
  • CLASS OF 2023 – 2024
    • Times 1-4p
  • VENUE:

Learn more about OSU MENS VOLLEYBALL


OSU Associate Head Coach & Recruiting Coordinator, Hudson Bates

  • Named Ohio State associate head coach in June 2019
  • Also serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator
  • Came to Columbus with eight seasons of collegiate coaching experience
  • Assistant coach for Virginia women’s volleyball for two seasons (2017-18)
  • Started a men’s volleyball program at Marymount University (Arlington, Va.) in 2013
  • Lifted Marymount from its inaugural season to a conference championship and top-10 (D-III) national ranking in just four years (2017)
  • Long history of USA Volleyball coaching (involved since 2007), including his continuation as the Boys High Performance Coach
  • Spent nearly a decade playing professionally both indoors and on the beach after a four-year college career at George Mason University (2005-08)
  • Retired from the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour in 2016 after a nine-year stretch in the sand
  • Member of the 2010 U.S. National Beach Team and donned the Stars & Stripes representing Team USA in multiple international FIVB tournaments over the years
  • Indoors, Bates trained with the U.S. National Team from 2008-10 and competed professionally in the Puerto Rico Superior League and Qatar National League from 2008-12
  • Served as George Mason volunteer coach during the 2009 season
  • Two-time First Team EIVA All-East honoree

penn state

December 10, 2022

  • CLASS OF 2025 – 2028
    • 1p-4p
  • CLASS OF 2023 – 2024
    • 9a-12p
  • VENUE:



Penn State Associate Head Coach, Colin McMillan

Beginning his 16th season at Penn State in 2022-23, associate Head Coach Colin McMillan continues to be an invaluable asset to the Penn State men’s volleyball program as one of the top volleyball minds in the sport. He is involved in all aspects of the program, including video analysis, training the middle hitters and defensive strategy.
Penn State’s 2022 team reached the top of the Off the Block media poll rankings much in part to the emergence of its middle-blocker duo Toby Ezeonu and Sam Marsh and its excellent defensive execution as a team, much in credit to McMillan’s coaching. The Nittany Lions completed the 2022 season with a 23-4 overall record that included a 16-0 mark in EIVA regular season action, its most wins unbeaten in conference play in program history.

McMillan was promoted to associate head coach during the summer of 2016 following nine years as an assistant coach for Mark Pavlik and the Nittany Lions. He arrived in fall 2007, prior to the program winning its 2008 National Championship, and has contributed to 10 EIVA titles, including the most recent in 2021, and eight trips to the NCAA Final Four.

A former Ohio State standout (1997-2000), McMillan trained within the United States National pipeline and competed internationally for various clubs around the world. A 6-11 middle hitter, McMillan was a member of the 2001 United States team that captured the gold medal at the World University Games in Beijing, China, and also was a member of the U.S. World League team in 2001. From 2000 to 2005, he was the starting middle hitter for the Besiktas Volleyball Club in Istanbul, Turkey, and also played for Castelo da Maia in Portugal, Marseille 13PVB in France, and Los Rebeldes de Moca in Puerto Rico, winning the Superior League Championship in 2000.

McMillan has also coached internationally with USA Volleyball. Most recently, he served as an assistant for the USA Volleyball U19 Team at the FIVB World Championships in the summer of 2019. He assisted the Junior Men’s National Team in winning the NORCECA qualifying tournament in Gatineau, Canada, in 2010. McMillan was an assistant coach for the U.S. Junior National Team which finished fourth in the 2011 World Junior Championships in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

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What college coaches want

First and foremost, college coaches are looking for tall and athletic players. Another major difference from the girls game is that most boys don’t begin playing until they are in high school. College coaches are aware that they’ll be spending a lot of time on training and development for their younger players and it doesn’t matter if you’re not the best player on your team.

For a guide, we tell our players that they need to have a jump touch of 11 feet to have a shot at the top DI/II schools. That isn’t a hard number, just a guide. If you aren’t the tallest or don’t jump the highest, you can still play at a really high level if you’re really talented. No single physical stat can compare to being great on the court. Position specific at the Division I and II level we usually inform our players that outside attackers are at least 6’3 and touch 11 feet. Middle blockers are typically at 6’5 or taller and have an approach touch of 11’4″ or so. Setters and liberos can vary greatly.




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