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Pasadena's Silva Selected SoCal Women's Volleyball Coach of the Year

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What a week for Pasadena City College women's volleyball head coach Tammy Silva. On November 18, Silva coached her Lancers to a clinching win over El Camino College to complete an undefeated conference season and give state No. 2-ranked PCC its first South Coast Conference championship.

On November 19, Silva was named the sport's South Coast Conference Coach of the Year and saw all seven of her starting players receive All-SCC honors. And on November 21, Silva was honored by her peers as the Southern California Coach of the Year as her Lancers were selected the No. 1 seed for the CCCAA Regional Playoffs.

The 30-year-old Silva was then selected as the incoming president of the California Community College Women's Volleyball Coaches Association (CCCWVCA).

The team went 22-1 in the regular season, including a current, school-record 21-match winning streak. The Lancers dominated many opponents that resulted in 19 three-game sweeps. In total games played, PCC won 66 sets and lost just seven.

"Wow, you think about all of these awards as a coach, but then to get that recognition and gain acceptance from your peers is truly an honor," said Silva, who is in her third year at PCC and seventh as a head coach. She had previously coached a Top 10-ranked team at Citrus College.

"We have a goal to make it into the state tournament and go after that title, so our work this year isn't done. When the season is over, I can reflect a little more and enjoy the awards. Being named the leader of our coaches association is an important task that I won't take lightly. To me, volleyball is the best spectator sport you can find as a fan."

Silva is a full-time coach, instructor in the Kinesiology, Health & Athletics Division.

Release Date: 11/23/09
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu