2014 Mintonette Medallion of Merit Award Winner
Biography (Current at time of award):
Rob Slavin has been a staple of New England volleyball for nearly 30 years. In 1989, Slavin started the volleyball program at Sacred Heart High School in Kingston, MA and coached there until 2010. Over his career at Sacred Heart, Slavin accumulated 424 career wins, 14 league titles and 11 Mayflower League Coach of the Year honors. Slavin was named Boston Globe Coach of the Year in 1999 and Brockton Enterprise Coach of the Year three times. He has coached 16 All-State players and made 21 consecutive MIAA postseason tournament appearances including 6 Sectional Finals.
Slavin has been a member of the AVCA since 1992 and served on the High School All-American Committee since its inception as both the state and Region 1 Representative. He has also served in the National Coach of the Year selection process for the past six years and attended the AVCA Convention every year since 1994. Slavin currently serves on the AVCA Board of Directors as that organization’s Treasurer and High School Representative.
In addition, Slavin served as President of the MGVCA (Massachusetts Girls Volleyball Coaches Association) from 1999-2011 and currently serves on its Executive Committee. With Slavin at the helm, the MGVCA membership increased from 28 members to over 250. He also helped establish a website for the Association, a Hall of Fame, and an extremely popular annual clinic that features some of the top coaches nationwide. In addition, Slavin formed key partnerships with the AVCA, Reebok International, MaxPreps and the Volleyball Hall of Fame among others to ensure the future and growth of the organization. For his hard work and dedication, Slavin was honored with induction into the MGVCA Hall of Fame in 2006.
Slavin has given to the sport of volleyball as a coach and administrator on both the local and national level. For his years of dedication to improving volleyball in New England and beyond we recognize Rob Slavin as the 2014 recipient of the International Volleyball Hall of Fame Mintonette Medallion of Merit Award.