Hall of Fame - Jim Coleman

Jim Coleman was like a gift that just kept on giving to the volleyball world. Coleman received the AVCA Founder's Award in 1998 and he was awarded the AVCA Excellence in Education Award in 2001. He invented the net antenna, created the volleyball statistics system, colored panels on volleyballs and the Immediate Feedback Video System. Coleman became the second-ever head coach for the USA Men's National Team and led the team to the 1968 Olympics. He coached until 1970, again in 1979-80 and once more in 1990. As the head coach at George Williams, he led the squad to the NAIA National Championship in 1974. Coleman served as the head coach of the Minnesota Monarchs of Major League Volleyball in 1987. He directed the National AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Junior Volleyball Championships for 16 years, was a member of the FIVB (International Volleyball Rules Commission) for 24 years and was an editor of the FIVB Rules Casebook. Coleman was inducted to the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 1992.


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