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Bill Odeneal Bio

  Bill Odeneal
Bill Odeneal

Hall of Fame Class:
1985 (Coaches and Administration)

A pioneer in the development of intercollegiate volleyball, Bill Odeneal became the nation’s first full-time college volleyball coach at Florida State University in 1949. Dr. Odeneal’s Seminole spikers were the nation’s best in the 50s, winning three NCAA championships. The Seminoles, under Odeneal’s direction, also claimed eight state AAU titles and many regional championships. In addition to his coaching, Dr. Odeneal co-authored the book “Beginning Volleyball.” He served on many national athletic bodies and was a charter member of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament Committee.

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