At only 24 years old my mom became head volleyball and women's tennis coach at East Texas State University (now Texas A&M-Commerce) in 1977 (until 1983). She served as one of the volleyball program's first head coaches (a pioneer they call her) and compiled a 109-90 record; her 109 victories and .548 winning percentage both rank 3rd in the program history. Her teams won more than 20 matches in four of her five seasons, including winning 30 in 1982.
On the tennis courts, her teams won a handful of AIAW Division II regional and national tournaments, including finishing second in the region in 1979. Mom was recognized for her efforts by being named the 1983 NAIA Tennis Coach of the Year while serving as the volleyball and tennis vice-president from 1981-82 before taking over as president from 1982-83.
(all stats and info taken from the banquet program).
So, in other words, my mom is awesome!
|Mom circa 1977|
|L: 1st volleyball coach at ETSU, M: current vball coach R: 3rd vball coach at ETSU|
|Mom and her sis|
|me and Mom|
|Susan, all the way from Amarillo!|
|Mom and Dad|
|Staci, one of mom's former v-ball players and a HOFer herself|
|Mom, Michelle, Aunt Patsy, Brudder and Marty|
|Mom and some of the current volleyball players; she's still an avid supporter|
|Mom and Dad got special privileges and sat with the president of the university in the box|
|Mom being recognized at half time; she's second from the right|
|My wonderful family|
|Mom's BFF, Bonnie|
|Mom's sister and niece all the way from Georgia|
|More 'family'. We love them like so.|
|Brudder and his GF, Michelle|
|The most awesomest parents in the world. Seriously, try to top them ;-)|
|Some of mom's former vball and tennis players|
|Our table decorations, my 20something momma|
|Aunt Connie and Uncle Brad|
|me and my honey|
|Mom accepting her award|
|Bringing me and Dad to tears|
|There's no denying each other :-)|