Ruth Nelson

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Ruth N. Nelson is the former head women’s volleyball coach at University of Iowa[1] (1989–1991), Louisiana State University (1981–1984) University of Houston (1974–1981) and George Williams College (1970–1972).

At George Williams College Nelson compiled an overall record of 98-22 at the age of 21 and coached men's tennis while completing her Masters of Science Degree under Dr. James Coleman. Next stop University of Houston which included a 290-84 record and having the honor of coaching the late FLo Hyman, Rose Magers, Sherryl Moore and Rita Crockett. In four seasons as head coach of the LSU Lady Tigers volleyball team, Nelson compiled an overall record of 128-98, including a record of 8-3 in the Southeastern Conference.[2] The final head coaching job for Nelson was at the University of Iowa with a 41-26 overall record and a first time appearance in the NCAA.

Nelson is currently working with youth volleyball players ages 6–18 after having developed the IAD program in Carrollton, Texas for 2 years.

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Preceded by
Sandy Stewart
Hawkeyes Head Volleyball Coach
1989-1991
Succeeded by
unknown
Preceded by
Gerry Owens
LSU Lady Tigers Head Volleyball Coach
1981-1984
Succeeded by
Scott Luster
Preceded by
Martha Hawthorne
Houston Cougars Head Volleyball Coach
1974-1980
Succeeded by
Dave Olbright
Preceded by
unknown
George Williams Head Volleyball Coach
1970-1972
Succeeded by
unknown