Fran Flory

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Fran Flory
Sport(s) Women's College Volleyball
Playing career
1980-1983 University of Texas
Position(s) Outside Hitter
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986 Wittenberg
1987 Texas A&M (asst.)
1988–1991 LSU (asst.)
1992 Southeastern Louisiana
1993–1997 Kentucky
1998–present LSU (indoor)
2014–present LSU (beach)
Accomplishments and honors
7 SEC Western Division Championships (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
1 SEC Championship (2009)
SEC Coach of the Year (2009)
AVCA South Region Coach of the Year (2009)
Louisiana Coach of the Year (2001, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010)

Fran Flory is the head coach of the Louisiana State University women's indoor and beach volleyball teams.[1] She is the former head women’s volleyball coach at the University of Kentucky, Southeastern Louisiana University and Wittenberg University.[2]

Flory is first in all-time SEC wins and all-time wins at LSU, ahead of her predecessor, Scott Luster, who won 308 games in 13 years. Her LSU teams have captured seven consecutive SEC Western Division champtionships (2005–2011) as well as the 2009 SEC championship.

Flory, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, was an assistant for four years under Scott Luster at LSU. She served as a graduate assistant coach in 1988, before being named a full-time assistant in 1989. During her four seasons as a member of the Lady Tigers (now Tigers) coaching staff, Flory helped LSU to unprecedented success with three SEC championships, three SEC Tournament championships and two NCAA Final Four appearances.

In 1992, Flory left LSU to assume the head coaching duties at Southeastern Louisiana University. In her first season as a Division I head coach, she led the Lady Lions to a 21-13 record. In March 1993, Flory returned to the SEC as she became an assistant coach at the University of Kentucky. Five months later, she was named the head coach as then-UK coach Kathy DeBoer was named an associate athletic director at the school.

In her first season at Kentucky, Flory led the Lady Kats to a 29-4 record, while advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. For her efforts in the 1993 season, she was named the Tachikara/AVCA Region IV Coach of the Year. In five seasons at UK, Flory compiled a 78-80 record with the Lady Kats/Wildcats (the nickname changed in 1995).

Flory was also head coach at Wittenberg University, where she coached for one season (posting a record of 11-21) and an assistant at Texas A&M.

A member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association, Flory has also assisted in coordinating both the Louisiana Senior Olympic Games and the Special Olympics, and hosting the Senior Olympic Games in 2001. She is also a member of the United States Volleyball Association coaching accreditation program.

When LSU established a varsity beach volleyball program starting in the 2014 season (2013–14 school year), Flory also became head coach of that team. She remains coach of both LSU volleyball teams.

Playing career[edit]

A 1984 graduate of the University of Texas, Flory has also experienced much success as a player. In 1981, she was a member of Texas' AIAW National Championship squad. She received All-Southwest Conference and All-South Region honors during three seasons with the Longhorns.

Collegiate Head Coaching Record[edit]


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wittenberg (North Coast Athletic Conference) (1986–1986)
1986 Wittenberg 11-21
Wittenberg: 11-21
Southeastern Louisiana (Southland Conference) (1992–1992)
1992 Southeastern Louisiana 21-13
Southeastern Louisiana: 21-13
Kentucky (Southeastern Conference) (1993–1997)
1993 Kentucky 29-4 12-2 3rd NCAA 2nd Round
1994 Kentucky 13-21 8-6 3rd
1995 Kentucky 10-18 7-7 3rd (East)
1996 Kentucky 12-20 8-6 3rd (East)
1997 Kentucky 14-17 4-10 5th (East)
Kentucky: 78-80 39-31
LSU (Southeastern Conference) (1998–present)
1998 LSU 15-16 5-10 4th (West)
1999 LSU 17-15 7-8 3rd (West)
2000 LSU 15-17 6-9 3rd (West)
2001 LSU 16-11 10-5 2nd (West)
2002 LSU 17-11 9-7 2nd (West)
2003 LSU 11-19 6-10 3rd (West)
2004 LSU 17-12 8-8 3rd (West)
2005 LSU 21-8 11-5 T-1st (West) NCAA 1st Round
2006 LSU 26-5 16-4 1st (West) NCAA 1st Round
2007 LSU 25-8 15-5 1st (West) NCAA 2nd Round
2008 LSU 18-10 13-7 1st (West) NCAA 1st Round
2009 LSU 25-7 18-2 1st (West), SEC Champions NCAA 2nd Round
2010 LSU 25-5 16-4 1st (West) NCAA 1st Round
2011 LSU 19-11 12-8 1st (West)
2012 LSU 12-17 8-12 4th (West)
2012 LSU 12-17 8-12 4th (West)
2013 LSU 19-13 8-10 9th NCAA 2nd Round
2014 LSU 20-9 14-4 3rd NCAA 2nd Round
2015 LSU 9-20 5-13 12th
LSU: 327-215 187-130
Total: 437-319

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
LSU (Independent) (2014–2015)
2014 LSU 6–10
2015 LSU 14–9
LSU (Coastal Collegiate Sports Association) (2016–present)
2016 LSU
LSU: 20–19
Total: 20–19

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Preceded by
Scott Luster
LSU Tigers Indoor Volleyball Head Coach
Succeeded by
Preceded by
LSU Tigers Beach Volleyball Head Coach
Succeeded by


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