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Tom Pingel - 18 Black

In his first season with Team Colorado (2021-22 season), Tom lead TCV 18 Black to an undefeated in-state record in junior play (5 RMR Power victories), a second place finish in 18 USA at the Florida Fest boys qualifier (the clubs first USAV boys bid to nationals) and an 8-2 record in the 18 USA Division at USA Volleyball Boys Nationals. 


Tom brings extensive experience to the Team Colorado Volleyball program: 

  • TCV 18 Black Head Coach: 2021-22
  • Current COO at East Coast Volleyball Inc: 8/2018-present
  • USA Volleyball Senior Director, Indoor Events & High Performance: 1/1999-5/2018
  • IUPUI Women's Volleyball Coach: 1991-1992 (NAIA Coach of the Year and Nationals Tournament Runner-Up)
  • Founder, Circle City Volleyball Club: 1984
  • Ball State University Volleyball Athlete: 1980-1983

18 Black Athletes coached by Tom were highly awarded in 2022:

  • Josh Livergood: CHSAA Player of the Year, AVCA Best and Brightest Boys Volleyball First Team, Gazette Preps Volleyball "Peak Performer", Pikes Peak League Player of the Year, James Irwin Tournament All-Tournament
  • Caden Zippwald: CHSAA 1st Team All-State, Pikes Peak League 1st Team, Gazette Preps All-Area 1st Team, James Irwin Tournament MVP
  • Keanu Calar: CHSAA Honorable Mention All-State, Pikes Peak League 1st Team
  • Jack Beltran: Pikes Peak League 1st Team, AVCA All-American Watch List
  • Ty Heater: AVCA High Risers List, RMR Boys All-Star Team Selection
  • Gaven Hackley: AVCA High Risers List, RMR Boys All-Star Team Selection