Pepperdine coach named to AVCA Hall of Fame


The American Volleyball Coaches Association last week announced it will induct Pepperdine University men’s volleyball coach Marv Dunphy into its Hall of Fame later this year.

“Marv Dunphy is one of the most successful American men’s volleyball coaches in the history of the sport,” the AVCA stated in a press release. “Dunphy will soon be entering his 27th season as head men’s coach at Pepperdine University, where he has won four NCAA national championships, and is less than 10 wins away from the 500 mark.”

Dunphy played the position of middle blocker at Pepperdine, from which he earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. He served as an assistant coach for the Waves before assuming the head coaching duties in 1977. Dunphy also earned a master’s degree in physical education from the University of Southern California and obtained his doctorate degree in the same subject area at Brigham Young University.