Patriots News · AVCA Boys Volleyball Coach of the Year – Gina McFerren

Freedom Boys Volleyball Head Coach Gina McFerren picked up multiple honors last week after an incredible 2019 season – which included a #1 State Ranking, number #18 National Ranking, and a State Championship.

The American Volleyball Coaches Association named Coach McFerren the The United States Marine Corps/AVCA High School Boys Coach of the Year.

Coach McFerren was also named the 2019 Florida Dairy Farmers Boys Volleyball Coach of the Year.

Congratulations to Coach McFerren on an incredible season.



• Began coaching career in 1986 at Oak Ridge High School before becoming the Patriots’ head coach in 2014
• Went 31-2 and won the 2019 FHSAA Boys State Championship
• It was the school’s first team state championship
• No. 1 state ranking and 18th nationally according to MaxPreps
• Defeated 16 programs ranked in the MaxPreps Top-25
• Lost only 10 sets all season
• Picked up her 500th career win on March 28th against Lake Highland Prep
• She took over a program that won three matches the previous season
• Registered five consecutive 20+ win seasons and 30+ victories in the last two
• Has an overall record of 147-32 at Freedom High School (.782 winning percentage)