Fran Kalafer, a 2001 AVCA Founders Award recipient, has been at the helm of Hofstra Volleyball for 23 years. During her tenure, she has become one of the winningest NCAA Division I Coaches and currently ranks 11th on the list. In 20 of 23 seasons, Kalafer's teams have recorded 20 or more wins and four times have gone over the 30-win mark. She was named the Nassau County Sports Commission Female Coach of the Year in 1998. Prior to arriving at Hofstra, she was the Smithtown East High School Head Coach and compiled a 91-10 record. Kalafer became the first non-Smithtown graduate to be inducted to the Smithtown High School Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.