We started small over 35 years ago. A group of sports officials who enjoyed volleyball recognized a need in the Dallas area to provide trained volleyball officials to the local schools that had volleyball programs. As a result of Title IX and being promoted strongly through U.I.L., volleyball was becoming a growing sport. Not all schools had volleyball programs as they do today. At that time coaches had to contact officials directly to secure their services for matches since there was not an “official” volleyball officials organization established in the area.
Presently girl’s volleyball is eclipsed in participation numbers only by football and basketball. And in the ever-expanding DFW area more schools are being opened, making the need for qualified officials greater than ever before. While DVOC has grown from about 30 officials in the early 1980’s to more than 300 officials in 2016, we are always looking to add more to the team. The number of schools from the Middle School level through High School in both public and private school settings has expanded at an even faster rate of growth.
Today, DVOC is currently the largest sanctioned TASO volleyball officials chapter in the state of Texas. We believe we serve some of the finest coaches, players and schools in our state and consider it a privilege to have a strong partnership with each one. As we serve our communities through the sport of volleyball, it’s never too late to be part of our dynamic and fun organization
To provide area schools the highest quality volleyball officiating possible.
Four uncompromising values set the hallmark for how DVOC officials shall be known:
- Schools & Kids Come First
- Integrity & Professionalism
- Respect for Everyone
- Accountability for Actions
Expectations of Officials
- Live our Values
- A Positive Attitude
- Professional Appearance & Conduct
- Courtesy and Respect for All
- Take Your Job of Officiating Seriously
- Keep Business In-House
- Be Responsible for Your Actions
- Commit to Excellence
TASO Members in Texas
Active DVOC Members and Growing
2017 New Officials & Adding
TASO Jr Hi/Middle Schools
TASO High Schools
DVOC Leadership Team
Having served as an official with DVOC since 2001, John was first elected to the Board as the Corresponding Secretary in 2010. He was appointed President in 2014 and was then elected for a two-year term as President in 2015. In leading the Board of Directors, John places a strong emphasis on professionalism with our officials and making the schools we service our #1 Priority!
Mark began serving with DVOC in 1989. He has served in numerous positions on the DVOC Board including Board President. He has served as Immediate Past-President since 2010.
DVOC Board Vice-President
Susan has a passion for educating and training our officials and leads our Education/Training team in her role as Vice-President. Susan has served with DVOC since 1994 and has been selected as an official for Regional and State UIL Tournaments. She was elected as Board Vice-President in 2015.
DVOC Board Member At-Large
Pete began serving with DVOC in 2007. He is an accomplished volleyball official in DVOC, USAV, and college and will provide leadership as a representative across all three division of our chapter. Pete was elected to serve as Member-At-Large in 2016.
DVOC Board Correspondence Secretary
Ashley Benson has been a well-respected official in basketball, baseball, and volleyball for nearly 30 years. Ashley has been selected to serve as a TAPPS State Volleyball Official as well as a regional and state official in UIL Basketball. He provides expertise guidance in areas of policy and communications for our membership.
DVOC Board Member At-Large
LaGwenna began serving with DVOC in 2008. She is passionate about DVOC and officating volleyball. Providing leadership across all three divisions of our chapter is her objective. LaGwenna was elected to serve as Member-At-Large in 2016.