Shoji inducted into volleyball hall of fame

July 13th, 2010  |  by  |  Published in Sports  |  1 Comment

Dave Shoji coaching Rainbow Wahine volleyball

Rainbow Wahine volleyball Head Coach Dave Shoji will be inducted into the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

The four 2010 AVCA Hall of Fame honorees will be inducted on Dec. 16, 2010 during the Coaches Honors Luncheon, held in conjunction with the AVCA Annual Convention in Kansas City, Mo.

In 2009 Shoji became just the second head coach in NCAA Division I women’s volleyball history to reach the 1,000-win milestone. He now has accumulated 1,016 career victories, 18 30-plus win seasons and four national championships. The 2009 season marked the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa team’s ninth NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship and 28th NCAA tournament appearance overall.

Dave Shoji coaching Rainbow Wahine volleyball

Shoji is a 10-time conference coach of the year and has twice been selected the AVCA National Coach of the Year. He was recently inducted to Hawaiʻi Sports Hall of Fame and was named coach of the NCAA 25th Anniversary team.

“Dave is a great and gracious competitor,” wrote AVCA Hall of Fame member and former University of Nebraska head coach Terry Pettit in endorsing Shoji’s nomination. “The Hawaiʻi fans, I believe, reflect his demeanor and sportsmanship. No one has maintained a top-level program for as long as Dave Shoji at the University of Hawaiʻi.”

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  1. Cheryl Ernst says:

    July 21st, 2010at 7:36 am(#)

    The Hall of Fame honor wasn’t Coach Shoji’s only reason to celebrate in recent months. See Ann Miller’s article in the Star-Advertiser.