Apr 06, 2017
RICHMOND, Va. – VCU Assistant Coach Tim Doyle has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association's (AVCA) "30 Under 30" list.
"Tim is a huge reason for our success," said VCU Head Coach Jody Rogers. "He's a tireless worker. He motivates our student-athletes on and off the court. He's a great educator. Tim has all the intangibles that move a program forward. He's great at what he does."
The annual "30 Under 30" list recognizes up-and-coming coaching talent at all levels of volleyball. Doyle, 29, was one of 12 Division I coaches in this year's honorees.
An Ohio native, Doyle joined Rogers' staff prior to the 2014 season. He's been instrumental in the development of All-Atlantic 10 Conference players Janelle Sykes, Cecilia Aragao, Kalah Jones and Julia Adler. He's also helped recruit and guide several A-10 All-Rookie Team members during his three seasons at VCU. Sykes and Aragao are currently playing professionally overseas. In 2016, Doyle helped steer the Rams to a 19-14 mark.
Prior to his VCU tenure, Doyle served as a volunteer assistant for the Ohio State men's team for three years. He also boasts several years of high school and club coaching experience.
According to the AVCA, the "30 Under 30" awards were created in 2009 to honor up-and-coming coaching talent at all levels of the sport. To qualify for the award, nominees had to be 30 years old or younger in 2016. The AVCA reported a record number of nominations this year.