Hall of Fame - Louise Crocco

Crocco has built Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. into one of the best programs in the country over the past 38 years. In that span, she has directed Cardinal Gibbons to 17 Florida State Championships and has amassed an eye-popping 1,046-117-career record.  (UPDATE -2005 season)

 

She has been named Florida Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year 18 times and has received similar recognition from the Miami Herald and the Fort Lauderdale News on numerous occasions. The National High School Coaches Association named Crocco National High School Coach of the Year in 1988 after leading her team to a 39-2 record and its fifth straight state championship. She was also the first woman to be inducted into the Florida Athletics Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

 

Crocco was also involved with the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) as a volleyball representative on the on the board for rules and recommendations from 1993-1996 and as been an active member of many professional organizations including the AVCA. She served as the high school representative on the AVCA Board of Directors from 1998-2000.

 

She is also the athletic director at Cardinal Gibbons and has been the head of the school's fitness and health department since 1975. In Crocco tenure at the school, over 100 girls have gone to attend college on athletic scholarships at schools throughout the country. Crocco works year round in the community running camps and clubs that helped foster the growth and interest of volleyball.

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