Nick Cheronis Named Region Coach of the Year

Coach Cheronis celebrates a point!
Coach Cheronis celebrates a point!

Santa Fe College Head Coach Nick Cheronis was recently rewarded, for the Saints efforts in 2016, with the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Southeast Region Coach of the Year award for two-year college coaches.  He is one of eight finalists for AVCA National Coach of the Year.

Nick Cheronis, Santa Fe College
2016 Record: 19-13

Cheronis has been coaching for 34 years, with the last three at Santa Fe College…District M (Region 8a) Champions…Earned a No. 8 seed in the NJCAA Division I National Tournament…Defeated Arizona Western (No. 9) and upset top-seeded Panola in the Tournament (finished fourth).  Their fourth place finish is best in program history…Held opponents to a .180 hitting percentage…Cheronis takes home AVCA Region Coach of the Year honors for the first time.

A full list of honorees can be found here.  Each of the honorees will represent their region on the 2016 AVCA Two-Year Colleges National Coach of the Year ballot. The awards will be officially presented at the 2016 Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon in Columbus, Ohio, at the 2016 American Volleyball Coaches Association Convention.