Love was hired as the athletics director at Arizona State University, beginning her duties July 1, 2005. She is one of only six women to hold such a post throughout the country. Love is responsible for the management and development of the school's 22 sports programs.
Before moving into administration fulltime, Love compiled an impressive 404-171 as head coach in 17 seasons at Texas-Arlington. She was named Tachikara/AVCA Division I National Coach of the Year in 1988 when Arlington went 30-4 and fell one win shy of the NCAA Division I semifinals. She was the head coach at Southern California from 1989-1998 and served as an associate athletic director from 1991-2001. As a coach, she led the Trojans to a 205-93 record, nine NCAA Division I Tournament berths and eight finishes in the national top 15. She also served two stints as vice president of Pac-10 Conference. (1992-92, 2001-2002)
Love served as AVCA president from 1997-98 and as the chair of the NCAA Division I Volleyball Committee. She worked on the AVCA All-America committee from 1987-89 and was a legislative representative to the AVCA Board from 1992-94. Love was instrumental to the development and the direction of volleyball on a national scale
Prior to coaching at USC, Love earned her bachelor's degree at Texas Tech where she was a four-year starter and an all-region selection in volleyball. She then received a master's degree in education administration from North Texas.