Tandem Coach and PE Teacher Named Local Coach of the Year

Kim Dukes
We're proud to share that Tandem Friends coach and Middle School PE teacher Avis Fields was named Coach of the Year in the HER Inaugural Sports Awards. HER SPORTS hosted these awards (held in honor of National Girls and Women’s Sport Day) to acknowledge the accomplishments of local female athletes and coaches in Charlottesville and surrounding counties; winners were announced on February 5. Locally, Avis coaches JV Volleyball at Tandem Friends, HER Sports Club Volleyball, and Vision Sports Club volleyball. She is a certified Hip-Hop Step instructor. She coached Junior Olympic 16U and 18U volleyball teams in Charlotte, NC and assistant coached a D-I volleyball team at Winston-Salem University. She is also a recipient of a local Golden Apple teaching award. Avis brings an empowering positivity and compassion to her coaching and teaching. Congratulations, Avis, on this well-deserved award!