Yvonne Devlin graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1979 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. While there, she participated in three volleyball National Championships, and two softball National Tournaments. Yvonne was voted MVP and nominated to the Metro Hall of Fame for outstanding contribution to athletic competition. She played USABA volleyball for six years, and has officiated NAGWS, NCAA, and USVBA volleyball for 25 years.
In 1996, she founded Orlando Volleyball Academy and has served as Tournament Director for the National Amateur Athletic Union and the Sunshine State Games. In 1999, Yvonne was the tournament director for the National Senior games held at Disney’s Wide World of Sports for both volleyball and badminton. Her work over the past several years hosting girls’ junior tournaments earned her the Best Tournament Host Award for the Florida Region in 2007.
Yvonne has been very active in building youth and adult volleyball in Florida. She served as the commissioner for USA Volleyball Florida Region from 2001-2005 and the Junior Region Coordinator for girls volleyball from 2005-2008. Yvonne also led her 13 Asics team to two National Championships (AAU and USAV) in 2011.
Sindee Snow graduated from Florida Southern University where she was a three-year letter winner on the Women’s Volleyball team from 1980-1982. During her time there, she earned second team All-Sunshine State Conference honors, while helping lead the Moccasins to a 48-8 record and the SSC Championship. As a fixture within the Orlando volleyball community, Snow Co-Directed the Orlando Volleyball Academy and helped found the organization in 1996.
Prior to OVA, Orlando volleyball was a small blip in the grand scheme of club volleyball. Since the inaugural season, which had merely seven teams, OVA grew into one of the most elite club volleyball programs in the Nation. OVA achieved a record that is unparallel in the state of Florida. Since 1996, the club had more than 125 student-athletes attend college on volleyball scholarships. With 22 AAU All-Americans, five USA Volleyball All-Americans and three Fab 50 players. During that time she served as head coach of several club and Junior National teams. Her team finished ranked third-nationally in 1998, 12th in 1999, and second in 2001. Three of her teams have also finished as the National Runner-Up. Orlando is now often revered as one of the elite volleyball locations.
Tom Snodgrass has been a coach for OTVA for the past 10 years. Tom graduated from Bishop Moore Catholic High School where he also assisted the girls program and was the boys’ varsity head coach for 10 years. Tom played volleyball at the collegiate level for Webber University. During his coaching career Tom has won seven State Championships, 3 AAU Boys National Championships, a 2nd place finish in the 2016 USAV Boys 16 club division and a top 10 finish in USAV Boy’s Junior National Open Division. For the past six years Tom has coached for the Team Florida High Performance program. This past July his team took home the gold medal in the Boys Regional Youth Division. Tom is also the Facility Manager for our South location.