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AVCA NCAA Division I Coaches of the Year

AVCA NCAA Division I Coaches of the Year

Division I Coach of the Year

JOHN COOK, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA

  • Has enjoyed a magnificent year of leading Nebraska volleyball
  • Comes to Tampa with the top-ranked team in the country seeking his fifth national title
  • Worked tirelessly with school officials to make Volleyball Day in Nebraska a reality, which resulted in 92,003 fans packing the school’s football stadium in August; the crowd was the largest to ever watch a women’s sporting event,
  • Picks up his third AVCA National Coach of the Year award to go with his 2000 and 2005 trophies
  • Stands fifth among active Division I coaches in wins and is closing in on his 850th career victory
  • Inducted into the American Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2017

Division I Assistant Coach of the Year

KELLEN PETRONE, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

  • Joined the Pitt volleyball staff in 2014 and has helped the Panther program reach new heights
  • Guided team to another superb year in 2023, during which they reached the NCAA semifinals for a third-consecutive season
  • Helped this year’s Panther squad capture a third-straight ACC title
  • Was elevated to associate coach and recruiting coordinator this February after spending the previous seven seasons as an assistant
  • Helps with recruiting, and the 2023 class was the school’s highest-ranked recruiting class ever.

 

AVCA NCAA DIVISION I COACHES OF THE YEAR

1982: Dave Shoji, University of Hawai’i
1983: Taras Liskevych, University of the Pacific
1984: Leilani Overstreet, Fresno State University
1985: Mike Hebert, University of Illinois
1986: Terry Pettit, University of Nebraska
1987: Kathy DeBoer, University of Kentucky
1988: Lisa Love, University of Texas-Arlington
1989: Andy Banachowski, UCLA
1990: Russ Rose, Penn State University
1991: Don Shaw, Stanford University
1992: Mary Wise, University of Florida
1993: Kathy Gregory, University of California Santa Barbara
1994: Terry Pettit, University of Nebraska
1995: Chuck Erbe, Michigan State University
1996: Mary Wise, University of Florida
1997: Russ Rose, Penn State University
1998: Brian Gimmillaro, Long Beach State University
1999: Iradge-Ahrabi Fard, University of Northern Iowa
2000: John Cook, University of Nebraska
2001: John Dunning, Stanford University
2002: Bobbi Peterson, University of Northern Iowa
2003: Mick Haley, University of Southern California
2004: Jim McLaughlin, University of Washington
2005: John Cook, University of Nebraska
2006: Andy Banachowski, UCLA
2007: Russ Rose, Penn State University
2008: Russ Rose, Penn State University
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