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Head Coach

Curt Burns

Bio:

Head Coach:  2004-Present (20 seasons)

Record:  320-118 (.731)

10 CCC Championships:  ('05, '06, '07, '10, '11, '12, '14, '15, '18, '21) 

20 CIAC State Tournament qualifications including:

16 Quarterfinals ('05, '06, '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15, '16, '17, '18, '19, '21, '22, '23, '24)

11 Semi-Finals ('06, '09, '11, '12, '14, '15, '16, '17, '18, '19, '21)

 9 State Finals ('06, '11, '12, '14, '15, '17, '18, '19, '21)

 6 State Championships ('12, '14, '15, '17, '18, '19)

 2  #1 Ranked team in CT per MaxPreps.com ('14, '19)

 

66 All-Central Connecticut Conference players

39 CHSCA All-State players & 5 CHSCA Academic All-State

28 CHSCA Senior All-Stars

12 CHSCA Junior Select/Rising Star players

 9 CHSCA State Player of the Year Finalists ('09, '11, '12, '15, '16, '18, '19, '21[2])

 2 CHSCA State Players of the Year ('09, '18)

 7 Hartford Courant  Players of the Year ('06, '09, '14, '15, '16, '18, '19)

 

USA Volleyball:  So.Conn Boys JVA (USAV Club Program) - Director & Head Coach (1991-1999)

USA Volleyball:  Coaching Accreditation Program (Level II attained)

Head Girls Volleyball Coach - Avon High School (1989-present)   Record:  456-257 (.640)

CHSCA - Girls Volleyball Outstanding Coach - 2010

CHSCA - Boys Volleyball Outstanding Coach - 2014

National High School Athletic Coaches Association - Volleyball Coach of the Year Finalist - 2012

AVCA Region 1 (New England & New York) High School Coach of the Year - 2019

Connecticut Women's Volleyball Hall of Fame Inductee - Class of 2019

2023 AVCA Thirty Over 30 Award Honoree

 

Assistant Coach 

Amy LaPorte

Assistant/JV Coach:  2020-Present (5 seasons)

Coach LaPorte has 17 years of HS volleyball coaching experience at Avon High School and is the Assistant Coach on Avon Volleyball's 2019 CIAC Class L State Championship team.  She is a former All-Conference volleyball player at Conard High School and played collegiate volleyball at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, MA.

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