The University of Florida volleyball program, coached by Mary Wise, is ranked #1 in the Bison / AVCA Division I Coaches Poll (11/8/2010). The Gators (22-1) received 48 first-place votes, 39 more than second ranked Stanford. View the complete Top 25 below, including the coaches who have partnered with Championship Productions to produce instructional volleyball DVDs:
1. Florida (Coached by Mary Wise)
2. Stanford (Coached by John Dunning)
3. Hawaii (Coached by Dave Shoji)
5. Nebraska (Coached by John Cook)
6. Southern California (Coached by Mick Haley)
7. Texas (Coached by Jerritt Elliott)
8. Penn State (Coached by Russ Rose)
13. Colorado State
14. Iowa State (Coached by Christy Johnson – Lynch)
18. San Diego
22. Minnesota (Coached by Mike Hebert)
23. Oregon (Coached by Jim Moore)
Dave Shojiwill be inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame on December 16 at the Coaches Honors Luncheon, held in conjunction with the 2010 AVCA Annual Convention. In 2009, University of Hawaii head coach Dave Shoji became just the second head coach in NCAA Division I women’s volleyball history to reach the 1,000-win milestone, as he now has accumulated 1,016 career victories, ranking second all-time in Division I. Under Shoji, Hawaii has won three NCAA Division I Championships, appeared in 25 NCAA Regional Tournaments, and have totaled 18, 30+ win seasons.
Shoji has partnered with Championship Productions to produce four instructional volleyball DVDs titled:
Dave Shoji’s Aloha Volleyball Technique Series
Dave Shoji’s Defensive Techniques & Responsibilities: Keeping the Ball Off the Floor
Dave Shoji’s Blocking Techniques: More Touches on the Block
Dave Shoji’s Hitting & Serving Techniques: Exploiting Scoring Opportunities
Dave Shoji’s Passing Techniques: Giving the Setter Options
Highest Winning Percentage: #2 Russ Rose (.86269), #3 Dave Shoji (.852)
Most Victories: #2 Dave Shoji (1,016-175-1), #3 Russ Rose (999-159)
Most NCAA Championships:#2 Russ Rose, Dave Shoji (both have 3)
Most AVCA Coach of the Year Awards: #1 Russ Rose (3), #2 Dave Shoji (2)
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced University of Hawaii head women’s volleyball coach, Dave Shoji, as the 2009 AVCA Division I National Coach of the Year. Shoji, in his 35th season, has led the Rainbow Wahine to their 28th NCAA tournament appearance and 25th NCAA tournament regional appearance in program history.
Shoji’s squad finished the season with a 32-2 overall record, captured their 10th straight WAC tournament title, secured their 14thconsecutive WAC regular-season title with a perfect 16-0 league mark and are currently riding a 28-match win-streak. Shoji was also named the 2009 WAC Coach of the Year.
The pairings of the 2009 NCAA Volleyball Championships have been determined as regional play has been completed. Penn State, Hawaii, Texas, and Minnesota have all earned a spot in the semifinal round by winning their respective region.
Penn State, led by Russ Rose, advanced through the Gainesville regional by defeating Binghamton, Penn, Florida, and California.
Hawaii, led by Dave Shoji, advanced through the Stanford regional by defeating New Mexico, USC, Illinois, and Michigan.
Texas, led by Jerritt Elliott, advanced through the Omaha regional by defeating Texas State, TCU, Texas A & M, and Nebraska.
Minnesota, led by Mike Hebert, advanced through the Minneapolis regional by defeating Louisville, Tennessee, Colorado State, and Florida State.