Love to Be Inducted into AVCA Hall of Fame
Arizona State University Athletic Director Lisa
Love will be inducted into the American Volleyball Coaches Association
(AVCA) Hall of Fame on December 15th in San Antonio, Texas.
“It’s quite an honor for me. I’m touched.” Love
commented from her office at Arizona State. “I am very,
very aware of my roots and a career in athletics and it’s
heartwarming to know that this honor comes from my colleagues
and people I’ve known for a very, very long time.”
AVCA Hall of Fame, now honoring its third class, recognizes
individuals who have made – and continue to make – significant
contributions to the AVCA and to the sport of volleyball.
Love was appointed the ASU Athletic Director on July 1st of
this year. She is one of only six women to hold such a post
United States. Before moving into administration fulltime,
Love compiled an impressive 404-171 as head coach in 17 seasons
Texas-Arlington. She was named AVCA Division I Coach of the
Year in 1988 when Arlington went 30-4 and fell one win shy
NCAA Division I semifinals. She was the head coach at Southern
California from 1989-1998 and served as Associate Athletic
Director from 1991-2001. As a coach, she led the Trojans to
a 205-93 record, nine NCAA Division I Tournament berths and
finishes in the national top 15. She also served two stints
as vice president of Pac-10 Conference (1992-93, 2001-2002).
to coaching at USC, Love earned her bachelor’s degree at
Texas Tech where she was a four-year starter and an all-region
selection in volleyball. She then received a master’s degree
in education administration from North Texas.
Love served as AVCA president from 1997-98 and as the chair
of the NCAA Division I Volleyball Committee. She worked on the
AVCA All-America committee from 1987-89 and was a legislative
representative to the AVCA Board from 1992-94. Love was instrumental
to the development and the direction of volleyball on a national
is joined in this Hall of Fame class with three-time Olympic
gold medalist Karch Kiraly, former Purdue
head coach Carol Dewey,
high school coach Louise Crocco and former East Stroudsburg University
men’s and women’s coach Bob Sweeney.
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