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Denny Enters Second Year As NCCAA President


Dr. Vickie Denny, Professor of Exercise and Sport Science and Teacher Education and Chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, recently began her second year as acting president of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). As head coach of the Clearwater Christian College women’s volleyball team, she has spent years pursuing excellence on the court.

As acting president of the NCCAA, Dr. Denny chairs the Administration Committee by overseeing the policies and procedures of the organization. Her nomination for president was supported by the association and voted on by the member NCCAA I and II schools. A proponent of character in athletics, Dr. Denny said, “I want to see us emphasize and protect the student athlete at NCCAA member schools, but most importantly, I want to emphasize biblical principles and Christian ethics in athletics.”

One of her notable accomplishments as acting president was the establishment of a team academic award for any athletic team that acquired a team GPA of 3.4 or above. She also helped establish a code of ethics for all players and coaches. Presently, Dr. Denny is reviewing the NCCAA II handbook, editing, improving, and revising the text for clarification and consistency. Overall, it is her goal to make the NCCAA a professional, Christian athletic association.

Dr. Denny began coaching at Maranatha Baptist Bible College in 1982 and was involved in the program for six years. She has been acting as head coach at CCC for the past twenty years. “I started in the leadership as a regional volleyball chair,” she says, “and then was voted to be the National Volleyball Chair for three years, which turned into four. I have been a member of the [NCCAA] Board for the past four years.”

Also a contributing writer to the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s (AVCA) journal “Volleyball ACE™ Power Tips,” Dr. Denny has lent her coaching expertise to volleyball clubs across the country.

Over the course of her career, Dr. Denny has accumulated 753 wins, 661 of which were at Clearwater Christian College. For a more extensive account of Dr. Denny’s coaching record and academic achievements, please visit her profile.