A pair of Hall of Famers and two of the most highly respected coaches have agreed to be part of the Wizards project today.
Arnie Ball (USA)
Inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame in 2012, Arnie recently retired after 34 seasons as the men’s volleyball coach at IPFW and over 500 victories. His teams won the MIVA Championship and reached the NCAA Final Four six times, and was national runner-up in 2007. He’s had 15 players earn All-American selection, six have been MIVA Player of the Year, and two played in the Olympics. Arnie also coached the IPFW women for 8 seasons, winning over 200 matches and four conference titles, with two trips to the NCAA tournament. All of this follows three championships as a high school coach in Indiana as well. He has also been active at the international level, having been a scout for the US team at the 2000 Olympics and led several teams at the World University Games.
Terry Pettit (USA)
A 2009 AVCA Hall of Fame inductee, Terry created the powerhouse Nebraska women’s volleyball program. In 23 seasons his teams won 21 conference championships, made 18 straight trips to the NCAA tournament, reached the semifinals 7 times, made the finals 3 times, and won the 1995 championship. His teams finished in the Top 10 of the final NCAA Division I rankings 15 straight years and tallied nearly 700 wins. After retiring following the 1999 season, Terry has been involved in coach mentoring and has worked with a number of Division I programs. He’s also written multiple books, including Talent and the Secret Life of Teams.