Honors and Achievements

Honors and Achievements

Awards

Coaching Achievements

Big 8 Conference Championships: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995.

Big 12 Conference Championships: 1996, 1998, 1999.

NCAA Tournament Appearances: 1982 – 1999 (19 consecutive seasons)

NCAA Sweet Sixteen Appearances: 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999.

NCAA Final Four Appearances: 1986, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998.

NCAA National Champions: 1995.

AVCA All-American Selections: 36 (1st in the nation)

GTE Academic All American Selections: 18 (1st in the nation)

Nebraska Volleyball Attendance: First or second in the nation: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999.

Coaching Record at Nebraska: 694-148

23-Year Average: 30-6

Selected Coaching and Leadership Awards, Honors and Titles

Big 8 Coach of the Year: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995.

Big 12 Coach of the Year: 1996, 1998.

NCAA Regional Coach of the Year: 1986, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996.

AVCA National Coach of the Year: 1986, 1994.

Manchester College Alumni Coach of the Year: 1987.

US Olympic Committee Elite Coach of the Year: 1996.

USA Olympic Festival Head Coach: 1989.

USA Volleyball Head Coach Student World Games: 1990.

Nebraska Athletic Directors Outstanding Service Award: 1995.

Omaha Sportscasters Man of the Year: 1996.

Omaha Sportscasters President’s Award: 1997.

Lincoln Journal Star – Star of the Year: 2000.

Nebraskaland Foundation Pioneer Award: 2000.

Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow: 2001.

Chairman, NCAA Volleyball Rules Committee: 2001-2003.

All Time Great Coach Award USA Volleyball: 2004.

Founder and Director of the Summit on Extraordinary Coaching: 2006-2008.

Columnist for Coaching Volleyball: 2006-Present.

Author of Talent and the Secret Life of Teams: 2009.

Inducted into AVCA Volleyball Hall of Fame 2009

University of Nebraska Dr. Barbara Hibner Trail Blazer Award 2009

Presenter At Humanex Impact and Legacy Summit 2012

Author and Presenter of The Journey Into Extraordinary Coaching DVD 2012

Author of A Fresh Season 2013