USC Again Leads 2021 Southern California Indoor Volleyball Hall of Fame Nominations
LOS ANGELES - For the second consecutive year, USC has more finalists—five—than another other school for induction into the 2021 class of the Southern California Indoor Volleyball Hall of Fame (SCIVBHOF).
The Trojan finalists are all-time great men's and women's All-Americans and NCAA championship players Tim Hovlandand Sue Woodstra, along with three national championship coaches in Jim McLaughlin, Chuck Erbe and Dain Blanton.
Ten of the 18 finalists will be selected for induction. The inductees will be announced at the end of January. More information about the SCIVBHOF is available on the website at www.socalindoorvolleyballhof.com.
Hovland led USC to the 1980 NCAA title and runner-up finishes in 1979 and 1981 while making the NCAA All-Tournament teams. He became a legendary standout on the beach after college.
Woodstra led USC to the 1977 AIAW championship for Erbe. She was part of the 1980 USA Olympic team that boycotted in Moscow and then captained the 1984 silver medal-winning Olympic team. She was also assistant coach for the 2008 USA silver medal-winning Olympic team.
McLaughlin won the 1990 NCAA title as coach of the Trojans and then became the first coach in NCAA history to win a men's and women's crown when he coached Washington to the 2005 NCAA women's title.
Erbe made the USC women's program what it is today by leading the Trojans to AIAW titles in 1976, 1977 and 1980 and the first NCAA women's title in 1981.
Blanton won a NCAA title as a player at Pepperdine in 1992 and a gold medal on the beach in the 2000 Olympics. Then as a USC assistant beach coach he was part of three national titles in 2015, 2016, and 2017. He became the Trojan beach head coach in 2020.
Other finalists for the 2021 SCIVBHOF class are: DaeLea Aldrich, Wink Davenport, Bernie Holtzman, John Hyden, Ninja Jorgenson, Tammy Leibl, Holly McPeak, Ryan Millar, Sharon Peterson, Reid Priddy, Jon Root, Fred Sturm and Elaine Youngs.