Former USC Women's Volleyball Head Coach Lisa Love Elected to AVCA Hall of Fame
Nov. 8, 2005
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Former USC women's volleyball head coach and senior women's administrator Lisa Love was elected today to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Hall of Fame. She is one of five individuals to be inducted in the 2005 class, which will take place on Dec. 15 in San Antonio, Texas, in conjuction with the AVCA Annual Convention. Love joins Louise Crocco, Carol Dewey, Karch Kiraly and Bob Sweeney to make the 2005 class of inductees.
Love, who is currently the athletics director at Arizona State, is one of only six women to hold such a post throughout the country. She is the second USC player or coach to be inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame, joining Debbie Green (2004).
Before moving into administration fulltime, Love compiled an impressive 404-171 as head coach in 17 seasons at Texas-Arlington. She was named Tachikara/AVCA Division I National Coach of the Year in 1988 when Arlington went 30-4 and fell one win shy of the NCAA Division I semifinals. She was the head coach at USC from 1989-1998 and served as an associate athletic director from 1991-2001. As a coach, she led the Women of Troy to a 205-93 record, nine NCAA Division I Tournament berths and eight finishes in the national top 15. She also served two stints as vice president of Pac-10 Conference (1992-93, 2001-2002)
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 scale.
Prior 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.