TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Currently serving as the national governing body’s board of directors chair, Dr. Cecile Reynaud was honored by USA Volleyball as the former FSU head coach was chosen for the 2020 USA Volleyball Hall of Fame as the Bertha Lucas All-Time Great Coach (Pioneer Division).
Reynaud, who retired from coaching in 2001, has stayed involved at Florida State as mentor for current student-athletes and serves as a color analyst for the team on ACC Network Extra broadcasts. Reynaud also served as an interim assistant athletic director and senior women’s administrator at Florida State from 1994-95.
It will be the third time that Reynaud is recognized at the annual Dorothy C. Boyce Banquet, as she was given the George J. Fischer award in 1989 for her contributions to the sport of volleyball, and earned the Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award in 2016, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed by USA Volleyball.
From 1976-2001, Reynaud guided the Florida State Seminoles to 635 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. Reynaud was team leader for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Women’s Team, followed by serving in the same role and as an assistant coach on the U.S. Women’s National Team World Grand Prix trip.
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.
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