Volleyball coaches notch 500th win
Two women’s volleyball coaches at Division III institutions recently notched their 500th career victories.
One, Wisconsin-Platteville’s Deb Schulman, has collected all of her victories in her current post, and the other, Puget Sound’s Mark Massey, built his total from coaching stints in all three NCAA divisions and in the NAIA.
Schulman is in her 21st season at Wisconsin-Platteville, where she has led four teams to appearances in the Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship, including last year.
“It means I’ve been here a long time,” she said. “It’s a tribute to our program. We’ve had a lot of good athletes, coaches and managers come through our program. They’ve all worked very hard to put together a good program, and it just means a lot that I’ve been able to be a part of it.”
Massey’s tenure at Puget Sound (14 years) is the longest of his coaching career, but he also has victories at Syracuse and Northeastern in Division I and Cal State Los Angeles in Division II. Puget Sound moved from the NAIA to Division III in 1999.
He is in his 29th season as a head coach.
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