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PCC's Tammy Silva Named SCC Women's Coach of the Year For 2009-2010

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For the second consecutive year, a Pasadena City College coach captured the prestigious South Coast Conference Women's Coach of the Year Award. Lancers women's volleyball head coach Tammy Silva was chosen as the 2009-2010 recipient at Wednesday's SCC athletic directors meeting held at Los Angeles Harbor College.

Last season, it was Joe Peron, head coach of the PCC 2009 state champion women's basketball team, who captured the conference's all-sport award honor for the first time in Pasadena's tenure in the South Coast. PCC joined the conference in 1987.

Silva completed her mantle of awards which began last year with the SCC Women's Volleyball Coach of the Year honor, followed by Southern California Coach of the Year by the CCCWVCA, and AVCA Community College Coach of the Year, a national award.

Silva directed the '09 Lancers to an undefeated 16-0 conference season, capturing the first SCC championship ever by Pasadena in the sport. The 23-2 Lancers set a school-record 22-match winning streak and earned the No. 1 seed in the regional playoffs. Silva coached the league MVP in outside hitter Patti Blasco and had two All-State players chosen in Blasco (now at the University of Hawaii-Hilo) and setter Jessica Xu. She also helped libero Marissa Rangel earn a scholarship at Texas Wesleyan University. 

"Sometimes I forget just how good we were last year," said Silva upon hearing the news of her award. "I am deeply honored to receive such an award from the SCC, going up against coaches from all the sports. All the other awards were for volleyball itself, so that makes this honor a big deal for me and my family."

Release Date: 09/16/10
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu