Terry Liskevych, one of the co-founders of the AVCA, was in the first class to receive the AVCA Founders Award in 1993. Liskevych tallied 337 wins and spent 12 years at the helm of the USA women's national team, more than any other coach for the U. S. team. He led the USA to a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in 1992. Liskevych was honored as the FIVB Coach of the Year in 1995 and was presented the George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball Award in 1999. Prior to joining USA Volleyball, Liskevych served as the head men's volleyball coach at Ohio State and the women's head coach at the University of the Pacific. He was named the NCAA Division I Coach of the Year in 1983.