So who is that guy?
He’s Al Scates, and he’s the coach with the most NCAA titles in ANY sport, men or women, with 19 (along with well over 1,000 wins).
He has 3 unbeaten seasons (1979, 1982, 1984).
He’s had at least a championship from every decade since the 60′s. That’s right. This year is his 50th year.
And this is his last year.
But if that isn’t reason enough, men’s volleyball is playing sc on wednesday. As any Bruin knows, anytime we play sc, it promises to be fun.
As for men’s volleyball- we were ranked #1 in the nation before falling to UCI, and we’re ranked #2 now (we’re still first place in league standings though). Unfortunately, sc is a (relatively) distant #3 in this sport, but this just means that this Wednesday promises to be a good one.
I most recently had the pleasure of attending a UCLA volleyball game (the game that we just lost last week to UCI, unfortunately). Our back row play could use some improvement, though overall the game was pretty close. Props to UCI’s libero player- he was clutch and an invaluable asset to their team. Our serving was also slightly disappointing for a number ranked team, though it was mostly consistent throughout.
No matter what happens, the sc game should be a good one, so if you do show up, make sure you’re loud!
This year might be the year where Scates can collect an even 20 NCAA titles, and help increase our lead in NCAA titles.