Meredith Rice

Meredith Rice

July 18, 2022

Meredith is AVC’s Club Director and Recruiting Coordinator.  Specifically, she will oversee 15-18 National teams. A native from California, Meredith had 8 years of coaching experience, both as an Assistant and as a Head Coach before joining AVC in 2013. Meredith and Jeff Reaser both came to AVC the same year, and together they helped lead the 17 White team to qualify Open during their first season. To this day, AVC is the only club in the Ohio Valley Region to qualify 2 Open teams in the same age group and a part of a short list of clubs Nationally that have done it. She has coached in many USAV and JVA Tournament Championships at the Open level and two seasons at the collegiate level. At the club level, she has qualified for Nationals 14 times and finished in the top 12 five of those times. During her time at AVC, she has advised hundreds of athletes during their recruiting process and eventual commitment to college. In addition to coaching an abundance of players who have gone onto play at NCAA DI/DII/DIII universities, a handful have also pursued professional careers overseas.

Meredith was elected to the AVCA Assistant Coaches Committee in 2017 as the Club Representative and currently, she is on multiple committees and boards related to national and regional volleyball. Her latest addition has been joining the SWEAT group at 3 Step Sports. SWEAT is for Strong Women Empowering Athletes Together and the main goal is to prioritize advancement, expand opportunities and elevate excellence in women’s sports. 

She has presented at the AVCA Convention the last five years on various topics from training to recruiting. 

For the 2023-24 season Meredith will be the Head Coach of 17 Red, assist 18 Red and help lead the outsider hitter training during National tier training practices.