Anson Dorrance gets a victory shower after winning the 2008 NCAA Championship.
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Anson Dorrance
North Carolina

With his 33rd season as head coach wrapping up, Dorrance is preparing for a postseason run in which he is looking to win his 22nd national championship.

Entering the weekend, he has a career mark of 726-43-25 which includes 20 regular-season ACC titles and 20 ACC tournament championships.

In 2008, Dorrance was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame for his achievements at North Carolina in addition to leading the women's U.S. National Team to a 1991 World Cup title.

In the early 1990s, Dorrance led the Tar Heels to a 92-game winning streak and a 101-game unbeaten streak.


Dave Shoji

In his 37th season, Shoji and the Warriors are searching for their 16th consecutive conference title and 30th trip to the NCAA tournament.

In 2009, Shoji became the second coach in Division I history to win 1,000 matches. Shoji is an 11-time, nine-time regional and two-time national coach of the year, which led to him being inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame in 2010.

The 65-year-old was also responsible for the start of the men’s volleyball program at Hawaii in 1978. Shoji served as the men’s coach at UH from 1978-85, compiling a record of 81-48, leading the team to a Western Collegiate Volleyball Conference title in 1980. 

Saint John's (Minn.) Athletics
John Gagliardi is college football's all-time winningest coach.

John Gagliardi
Saint John's (Minn.)

The first active head coach to be inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame (2006), Gagliardi is in his 59th season at the helm of the Johnnies and 63rd as a college head coach.

In his time on the sidelines in Collegeville, Minn., Gagliardi has become the winningest coach in all of college football with 478 wins, 454 of them at Saint John's.

Gagliardi has won four national championships and 27 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships.

Damon Martin
Adams State

Now in his 23rd year in charge of the women's program and 17th coaching the men's team, Martin has coached 25 national championship squads including 17 women's cross country, six men's cross country, one women's indoor track and field and one men's indoor track and field. Martin has won 29 national coach of the year awards.

Eddie Reese

The only college swimming coach to win NCAA team titles in four different decades, Reese has made Texas a perennial national title contender.

Reese's teams have finished in the top three at the NCAA Championships 25 times in his 32 years, including winning 12 national titles.

Reese has been named NCAA coach of the year eight times and was coach of the U.S. Men's Olympic Team three times. The Longhorns have won 32 consecutive conference titles under Reese in both the Big 12 and Southwest conferences.


Dawn Chamberlain

In 25 seasons, Chamberlain has turned Salisbury into a national powerhourse. The Sea Gulls have won four national championships under Chamberlain including three consecutive from 2003 to 2005, becoming the first Division III school to win three in a row. 

Chamberlain, who reached the 300-win mark in 2006, has gotten the Sea Gulls to the NCAA tournament 23 times, including 17 in a row. She has also been named national coach of the year three times.



Nancy Fahey
Washington-St. Louis

Fahey's five national championships in 25 years are the most won in Division III history, which includes four consecutive titles from 1998 to 2001.

Fahey ranks third among all active NCAA coaches with an .849 winning percentage. She led the Bears to back-to-back undefeated season in 1999 and 2000. The Bears have won at least 19 games in the last 24 seasons, reached the NCAA tournament 23 times and won 19 University Athletic Association championships.

Denny Douds coached his 374th career game in 2011, an NCAA all-divisions record.
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Denny Douds
East Stroudsburg

Last week Douds set the Division II record for most games coached working his 374th game on. In his 38th year leading the Warriors, he has become the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference's all-time winningest coach as he won nine conference titles and has made four NCAA playoff appearances. 


Russ Rose
Penn State

Winner of five national championships including the last four in which the Nittany Lions won a record 109 consecutive matches, Rose is wrapping up his 33rd year at Penn State.

Under Rose, the Nittany Lions have been one of the best volleyball programs in the nation, winning at least 22 games every season.

He is just the third active coach with more than 1,000 wins and was inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame in 2007.


All information and photos compiled from respective athletic department websites.