Northeast Volleyball Club is very proud to announce that Garrett Minyard has been named to this year's American Volleyball Coaches' Association's 30 Under 30 Award, which recognizes up-and-coming coaches at the collegiate, high school, and club levels of the sport. Of this year's recipients, Garrett is one of only three club directors in the nation receiving the award.
"I am extremely honored and grateful to be named among this elite group of coaches. "These are the current innovators and future leaders of our sport. Being recognized by my peers for the efforts, time, and energy I've put into this sport is incredibly appreciated. I'm excited to keep growing the game here at NEVBC alongside my wonderful wife and killer coaching staff."
Before returning to the U.S. to start NEVBC, Garrett earned his master’s degree in Human Resources at Durham University in the U.K., while also coaching the Durham women's team to two U.K. national championships and playing/coaching for the men's team. Garrett and his wife then spent a year in Italy, as she played in the Serie A2 league and Garrett helped coach Cat's team to an A2 Italian national championship, while also learning the ins and outs of professional team management.
Garrett has over a decade of coaching experience, as he started assistant coaching his Long Island hometown's middle school team while still in high school. He then played DI Volleyball at Sacred Heart, where he was Team Captain for two seasons. He kept coaching in college, working with Ripp VBC and Oxford High School. After graduation, Garrett began coaching full time for CP-AC Volleyball Club under his mentor Danny Goncalves, and eventually took over as the Club Director, leading CP-AC for two successful seasons before moving overseas. As a coach, Garrett focuses on developing young athletes into leaders on and off the court. A "forever" student of the game, his technical knowledge and ability to inspire young athletes is unparalleled. As a NEVBC's club director, Garrett's goals are to train and develop the strongest club teams and practice culture, build the most dynamic coaching staff in the region, and create a culture around the sport that doesn't yet exist in our area.