Mick Haley Honored To Texas Women's Athletics Hall of Honor

Nov. 17, 2003

AUSTIN, TEXAS - USC women's volleyball head coach Mick Haley was inducted into the University of Texas Women's Athletics Hall of Honor at a ceremony held on Friday, Nov. 14, at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. This is the third such honor for Haley, who has also been inducted into the Ball State University Hall of Fame and Junior College Coaches Hall of Fame during his 28-year coaching career.

Haley, a 17-year women's volleyball head coach at Texas, was enshrined along with four Texas All-Americans (swimmer Leigh Ann Fetter-Witt, diver Denise Christiansen Gater, cross country/distance runner Annie Schweitzer-Bennett and women's basketball player Linda Andrews Waggoner). The five Texas inductees were nominated in the spring of 2003 and selection was conducted by the 21-member UT Women's Athletics Hall of Honor Selection Committee.

Haley coached UT for a very successful 17-year run (1980-96), leading the Longhorns to the NCAA National Championship in 1988 and AIAW National Championship in 1981. His Longhorns' teams never missed an NCAA tournament, advancing to the NCAA Final Four a total of four times and reaching the NCAA Quarterfinals six other times.

While at Texas, Haley was twice named National Coach of the Year and compiled a 522-137-1 overall record for a .791 winning percentage. In 1997, Haley departed from UT to become the U.S. Olympic Team coach for the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, where the U.S. squad earned a fourth-place finish. In 2001 he took over as head coach at USC.

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