Two legendary coaches added to the list

Two coaches and nearly 80 years of coaching experienced are being added to our list of Volleyball Coaching Wizards committed interviewees. I doubt these gentleman need much introduction, but here’s a bit about them anyway. :-)

John Dunning (USA)
Inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame in 2011, John is one of only a handful of coaches who can claim to have won NCAA National Championships at two different schools. He got his first two at Pacific where he won over 400 matches in 16 seasons. His teams reached the NCAA tournament every year and won 5 conference titles, with John earning Coach of the Year honors four times. Since 2001 he has been at Stanford, where he’s picked up another two National Championships with four runner-up finishes, with eight conference titles. John’s now crossed the 800 career win mark. He’s coached 8 National Players of the Year and 73 All-Americans.

Al Scates (USA)
A 2004 AVCA Hall of Fame inductee, and a member of the USA Volleyball Hall of Fame as well, Al stands as the biggest name in USA men’s collegiate volleyball. His UCLA teams amassed 19 NCAA titles and over 1000 victories, plus 2 USVBA championships in the pre-NCAA era (his combined win total is north of 1200) over a 50 year coaching tenure which ended in 2012. They also grabbed 23 conference titles, and shared another. Al’s program produced 44 US National Team members, and 27 Olympians.

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