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Sante Perrelli, President                                                                     

Sante is the President and a co-founder of the NCVF.  He has served as the men's head coach at Michigan State University for over two decades, earning National Coach of the Year honors in 2006.  He is the Commissioner of the Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association and co-founder and President of Lakeshore Region Volleyball Association, Inc, (a region of USA Volleyball).  His vision to bring organized club league play to the Midwest has resulted in the creation of playing opportunities for over 50 teams in four men's collegiate club conferences, covering a twelve-state region.   He was selected to coach the U.S. National Boy's Team in 1995 (Gold Medal, Calgary) and as a member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Festival coaching cadre.   Sante is a graduate of the University of Michigan and University of Detroit - Mercy School of Law, and is employed by the State of Michigan as an Assistant Attorney General.

                           
 
Anne Pufahl, Vice President                                                                     

Anne is the Vice President of the NCVF and an active leader in the women's club volleyball scene.  She is currently the head coach of the nationally ranked Marquette University Women's Club teams where she is in her 14th season, earning National Coach of the Year honors in 2004 for her efforts. Anne has spearheaded the growth of women's club volleyball for over a decade, serving as the Chair of the NCVF Women's Club Ranking Committee which is responsible for creating the biweekly national Top 25 polls.  Anne is a certified volleyball official, serving as the Supervisor of Volleyball Officials for the Big12, Sunbelt, and Summit Conferences, Director of the Officials Training Program for the NCAA,  member of the PAVO Board of Directors, and a past member of the NCAA Volleyball Rules Committee.  Anne holds a Masters degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is employed by Marquette University as the Director of Intramural Sports.

 
 
Doug Hinton, Secretary/Treasurer                                                         

Doug is the Secretary/Treasurer of the NCVF and one of the original members of the NCVF.  He has been involved in collegiate club volleyball for 22 years as a player, coach, official, commissioner, and administrator.  As a player, he led his Texas A&M team to national prominence, leading the team to 4 conference championship in 5 years.  Taking the reigns as the club’s head coach from 1995-1997 and 2001-2003, he led the Aggies to 3 national top ten finishes.  He is one of the founders of the SIVA conference, serving as its Commissioner for eight years.  Doug also rehabilitated a struggling Ohio State Men's club team during a 3 year coaching term, helping the Buckeye club back into the national spotlight while also assisting in the organization and administration of the MIVA.  He  Chairs the NCVF National Championship Tournament Committee and is the Chair of the NCVF Men's Club Ranking Committee responsible for creating monthly national Top 25 polls.  Doug holds a Bachelors & Masters degree from the Texas A&M University, and is employed by Autoone Insurance as a Senior IT Manager.

 
 
Gary Colberg, Board Member                                                              

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Gary is a Board Member and a co-founder of the NCVF.  He is in his 42nd year of involvement in collegiate club volleyball where he has been a pioneer and visionary for growth and opportunity for the sport.  Gary began his coaching involvement in 1967 at UC Davis, and In 1979, he  coached Sacramento State.  He is the founder of the Northern Collegiate Volleyball League, serving as its Commissioner from 1967-2000. 

 

Gary has been highly involved with USA Volleyball where he is responsible for major milestones at all levels of play including.  Some of his major accomplishments include (1) Serving as USA Volleyball's full time Special Events Director conducting 30 men's and women's national team domestic tours as well as administrating the USAV Open National Championships, the JO National Championships and the National CoEd Championships; (2) Serving as the USA Junior Olympic Volleyball Coordinator where he started and administrated the JO National Championships from  1980 - 1984; (3) Serving on the USA Volleyball Board of Directors for 30 years.

 

His vision and execution to bring an organized national level tournament was born in 1985 when he independently created and administrated the Men's National Collegiate Volleyball Championships from 1985-1995,  before working with NIRSA to assist with the tournament from 1995 – 2008.  He has been instrumental in milestone decisions such as the push to include women in the tournament marking an explosion in opportunity for women’s club volleyball; moving the event to the convention center venue setting, invoking an arbitration system to curb behavior issues among participants, and creating a variety of divisional structures with the event to stimulate growth from a mere 10 teams in 1985 to the 294 teams in 2008.  He is a strong advocate of continuing an Open National Championship format without any regional qualifier mandates to provide the championship opportunity to as many teams as possible.

 

Gary is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and is retired from the UC Davis where he was employed as the Associate Athletic Director in charge of Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs and Special Assignments.

 
 
Dan Kitchel, Board Member                                                             

Dan is a volunteer Board Member and original member of the NCVF.  He currently serves as the MIVA Director of Competition which he has organized for the last 11 years.   In his role, he oversees all scheduling and play for over 50 club teams in the Midwest.    He is in his 20th year as the Director of Competition for the 60 team Spartan Back to the Hardwood Tournament and is in his 5th year as the Director of Competition for the 40 team Hoosier Illini Tournament.  .Dan played club volleyball at Michigan State University and has been involved as volunteer in various roles with the MIVA since that time. He is an accomplished official where he has achieved the status of USAV National Referee and USA National Scorekeeper.  He is the former Treasurer of the Lakeshore Region Volleyball Association, and is a member of its Board of Directors. Dan is a graduate of Michigan State University and is retired from the State of Michigan where he worked as an Economist for over 20 years.