Elaine Michaelis, the head coach at BYU for 40 years, received the AVCA Founders Award in 1996. Michaelis stepped down as the head coach in May 2002. She became the all-time leader in victories among female coaches in collegiate volleyball at any level (887-225-5). Michaelis was an eight-time Mountain West Coach of the Year. She was named the Tachikara Northwest Region Coach of the Year in 1987. Michaelis was inducted into the Utah Summer Games Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Hall of Fame of the Utah Network for Women and Girls in Sport in 1990. Michaelis is currently in her 11th year as BYU's director of Women's Intercollegiate Athletics and was named USA Volleyball's All-Time Great Coach in 2001.