LEXINGTON, Ky. – Former Florida State volleyball coach Dr. Cecile Reynaud added another accolade to her career this week, as the American Volleyball Coaches Association named Reynaud to the 15th annual AVCA Hall of Fame class.
She is joined by former Notre Dame head coach Debbie Brown, current Nebraska head coach John Cook and Cal Poly Pomona head coach Rosie Wegrich. The four will be honored in ceremonies at the 2017 Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon, held in conjunction with the 2017 AVCA Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.
From 1976-2001, Reynaud guided the Florida State Seminoles to 636 victories. At the time of her retirement, she was just one of eight active coaches to register more than 600 wins. During her Seminoles career, she picked up four conference coach of the year awards and seven conference championships (six Metro Conference and one ACC). Overall, her teams competed in 10 NCAA Tournaments.
In 1989, Reynaud received the USA Volleyball George J. Fischer Award for her contributions to the sport of volleyball and took home the AVCA South Region Coach of the Year honor the same year. In 2000-2001, Reynaud’s Seminoles earned the Director’s Cup for Service, given annually to the team that performs the most community service hours.
Her career spanned international competition as well. In 1983, she served as an assistant coach for the World University Games in Canada, and went on to coach the United States Junior National Team. Highly respected by her peers, she held the honorable position of Deputy Competition Manager for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta. Additionally, she served on both the USA Volleyball and AVCA Board of Directors and once served as the AVCA President.
Also an accomplished author and speaker, Reynaud has written numerous books including The Volleyball Coaching Bible, Vol. I + II, She Can Coach!, and Coaching Volleyball: Techniques and Tactics. You can also find countless coaching instructional DVDs or find her in a gym demonstrating in person at a local clinic.
“Many volleyball coaches and fans would rightly consider Cecile Reynaud to be one of the faces of volleyball in the USA,” said 2015 AVCA Hall of Fame Inductee Stephanie Schleuder.
About the AVCA Hall of Fame
The AVCA annually recognizes those individuals who have reached the pinnacle of their profession and the sport with the AVCA Hall of Fame. The first AVCA Hall of Fame class, a total of 23 individuals who had earned either the AVCA Founders Award or AVCA Excellence in Education Award, was honored at the 2003 AVCA Convention. These four will make a total of 77 members in the AVCA Hall of Fame.
Debbie Brown, John Cook, Cecile Reynaud, and Roseanne Wegrich will all be honored in ceremonies at the 2017 Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon, held in conjunction with the 2017 AVCA Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.