Russ Rose, head volleyball coach at Penn State, claimed the 2009 NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship as the Nittany Lions erased a two-set deficit to take unprecedented third straight crown over Texas. The Nittany Lions were the 10th team in history to win back-to-back titles, but became the first-ever to claim three in a row!
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 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.
The NCAA Division I Volleyball Committee announced today the pairings for the 2009 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship. The first and second round matches will be played at 16 campus sites, the regional rounds will be played at four sites (Gainesville, Stanford, Minneapolis, and Omaha), and the regional winners will advance to the semifinals and finals hosted by the University of South Florida and Tampa Bay Sports Commission at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL. Good luck to all programs!
Interested in learning from the tournament participants? Check out the instructional volleyball DVDs below to learn from the programs’ coaches:
Penn State (Coached by Russ Rose)
Florida (Coached by Mary Wise)
Ohio State (Coached by Geoff Carlston)
Southern California (Coached by Mick Haley)
Hawaii (Coached by Dave Shoji)
Notre Dame (Coached by Debbie Brown)
Stanford (Coached by John Dunning)
Kentucky (Coached by Lauren Sauer)
Oregon (Coached by Jim Moore)
Minnesota (Coached by Mike Hebert)
Iowa State (Coached by Christy Johnson – Lynch and Joe Lynch)
Wichita State (Coached by Chris Lamb)
St. Louis (Coached by Anne Kordes)
Nebraska (Coached by John Cook)
Texas (Coached by Jerritt Elliott)
Russ Rose has guided the Penn State volleyball program to a perfect 24-0 record and is ranked #1 in the AVCA DI Coaches Poll released on 11/02/2009. The Nittany Lions are followed by Jerritt Elliott‘s Texas Longhorns, who hold a 18-0 record. The rankings include:
1. Penn State (Coached by Russ Rose)
2. Texas (Coached by Jerritt Elliott)
3. Hawaii (Coached by Dave Shoji)
6. Stanford (Coached by John Dunning)
8. Iowa State (Coached by Christy Johnson)
9. Florida (Coached by Mary Wise)
10. Nebraska (Coached by John Cook)
11. Kentucky (Coached by Lauren Sauer)
12. Minnesota (Coached by Mike Hebert)
14. Oregon (Coached by Jim Moore)
17. USC (Coached by Mick Haley)
21. St. Louis (Coached by Anne Kordes)