All of us at CCA are excited to congratulate Varsity Volleyball Coach Debbie Christian and Varsity Volleyball player Heather Brown('19) on their latest tremendous accomplishment - in the wake of the Eagles' State Championship, the Florida Dairy Farmers High School Awards Program has named Coach Christian the 3A Coach of the Year and Heather Brown the 3A Player of the Year!
"It's such an honor to be chosen from among such a prestigious group of experienced and successful coaches in the 3A classification," said Coach Christian, who guided the team to an outstanding 23-6 record and the first-ever state championship in CCA history. "I am humbled and blessed to also be able to coach such a great bunch of girls including Heather Brown, who was chosen as the 3A Player of the Year! It's a great day to be an Eagle."
Heather Brown earned 3A Player of the Year honors through an entire season of outstanding play. She registered 302 kills, 310 digs, 378 serve receives, 9 blocks, 17 assists, and 36 aces while maintaining a 97% serving average.
About the Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards Program
Florida's dairy farmers sponsor the most unique and longest-running sports awards program in the country – the Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards program. By honoring and promoting student-athletes in the Sunshine State, the Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards program helps young people set a lasting and positive example for those following in their footsteps.
Since 1992, the Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards program, which recognizes all 30 FHSAA-sanctioned and recognized sports, has honored more than 5,000 of the state’s top student-athletes and coaches. Past winners have gone on to star at the collegiate and professional levels, and some have even represented their country in the Olympic Games.
For Florida’s dairy farmers, the program is a long-term investment, by in the state’s youth, and the award is looked at by many athletes and coaches as the Florida high school version of the Heisman Trophy.