Albert Gasparian Named to California Community College Women's Volleyball Coaches Association Hall o

1/11/2008

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1/11/2008 -At the recent California Community College Women's Volleyball Banquet on November 29th, 2007, the California Community College Women's Volleyball Coaches Association inducted its newest Hall of Fame member - Albert Gasparian, head women's volleyball coach at Golden West College.

After 22 seasons as the Head Women's Volleyball Coach, in 2005 Albert Gasparian became the Dean of Physical Education, Health and Athletics at Golden West College overseeing 17 sports and the Health and Physical Education Departments.

Throughout his career at GWC, Gasparian has compiled an overall coaching record of 509-46, a .917-winning percentage. Gasparian has led GWC to four unbeaten seasons, including identical 27-0 records in 1998, '99 and 2000 and 22-0 in the 2003 season. From 1997 through 2001, his teams ran off a 103-game winning streak.

Gasparian has averaged 23 wins per season, including 14 straight seasons of 20 wins or more, and 18 years with at least 20 wins. During the last 12 championship seasons, his squads have lost only 16 games. The five losses the Rustlers suffered in 2002 equaled the total number of losses from 1996 through 2001.

A graduate of Golden West in 1975, Gasparian took over the women's program in 1983, replacing longtime GWC coach and 1999 CCCWVCA Hall of Fame Recipient, Lou Ann Terheggan. From 1984-1991, Gasparian also coached the Rustlers' men's team.

In 1993, 1995, and 1997, Gasparian assisted the USA Women's team at the World University Games, winning silver medals in '93 and '97. He also coached professionally, leading the Los Angeles Starlites to a Major League Volleyball Championship in 1987, and the Orange County Diggers to consecutive titles in 1995 and 1996.

Gasparian completed his Bachelor's degree in Political Science at UCLA in 1977. He then obtained his Master's in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific in 1985.

  • 12 consecutive California Community College State Championships
  • Overall Record 509-46 (.917 winning percentage)
  • 16 California Community College State Championships
  • 3 Time Coach World University Games
  • 3 Women's Professional League Championships
  • 4 Time American Volleyball Coaches Association Junior College Coach of the Year
• Served as an advisor for 1996 Women's Olympic Volleyball Team at Atlanta Olympics.

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