Mick Haley

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Mick Haley
Personal information
Born August 18, 1943
Hometown Angola, Indiana[1], United States
College(s) Ball State
Southern Illinois
Coaching information
Current team USC Women's Volleyball
Previous teams coached
Years Teams
1973-1979
1980-1996
1997-2000
2001-present
Kellogg Community College Head Coach
Texas Head Coach
Olympic team women's head coach
Southern California Women's Volleyball Head Coach
Best results
Years Location Result
1982

1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988

1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995

2002

2003

2004
2007

2010
Southwest Conference Championship

Southwest Conference Championship
Southwest Conference Championship
Southwest Conference Championship
Southwest Conference Championship
Southwest Conference Championship
NCAA National Championship
Southwest Conference Championship
Southwest Conference Championship
Southwest Conference Championship
Southwest Conference Championship
Southwest Conference Championship
Southwest Conference Championship
Southwest Conference Championship
NCAA National Championship
Southwest Conference Championship
NCAA National Championship
Pac-10 Championship
NCAA National Championship
Pac-10 Championship
NCAA National Championship
NCAA National Championship

NCAA National Championship
1st

1st
1st
1st
1st
1st
1st
1st
1st
1st
1st
1st
1st
1st
2nd
1st
1st
1st
1st
1st
3rd
3rd

3rd
Last updated: July 22, 2011

Mick Haley (born August 18, 1943) is an American volleyball coach. Currently, he is the head coach of the University of Southern California women's volleyball team. He has also coached the U.S. Women's National Team at the Olympics.

Early life[edit]

Haley was a setter at Ball State under legendary coach Don Shondell and helped the Cardinals to the 1964 and 1965 MIVA title. Haley was inducted into the Ball State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984. He earned his bachelor's degree in education from Ball State in 1965.

Head coaching history[edit]

1973-1979: Kellogg CC[edit]

Haley coached at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan, for seven seasons (1973–79). He first served as an instructor and intramural director, then took the helm of the men's and women's varsity teams in 1973, going 251-51 overall and leading his women's team to the national junior college title in 1978 and 1979. He also coached the Kellogg men to four national crowns during that time. In his last season there, the men's team, the only jr. college in the conference, won the MIVA, beating Ohio St. in the finals 3-0. In 1997, he was inducted into the Junior College Coaches Hall of Fame.

1980-1996: Texas[edit]

Haley was the head coach for the Texas Longhorns volleyball team. Under his tutelage, the Longhorns were the AIAW champions in 1981 and the NCAA champions in 1988. They also reached the NCAA Final Four in 1986, 1987, and 1995. The Longhorns won the Southwest Conference title every year from 1982–1995, before switching to the Big 12 his final year, where they finished second in those standings.

At Texas, he carried an overall record of 522-137-1, including a 150-10 conference record.

1997-2000: Olympic coaching[edit]

Haley temporarily left collegiate coaching in order to coach the women's U.S. National Team for the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where the team fell short of the Bronze Medal to finish in fourth place.

2001–present: USC[edit]

Haley returned to collegiate coaching, but instead returning to Texas, he took over for USC where it did not take long for the Women of Troy to reach national prominence.

Just in his second year, Haley led the top-seeded Trojans to the program's second NCAA championship – and first since 1981 – by defeating Stanford University in the final, 3–1, avenging their only loss of the season to the Cardinal. With the win, Haley became just the second head coach in NCAA history to win a national championship at two universities.

In 2003, the team went undefeated in the regular season. The Trojans reached the championship match and defeated Florida, 3–1. The 2003 squad became the first repeat NCAA champion in six years and was the first repeat champion in NCAA history to go undefeated.[2] April Ross was the Honda Award winner, while the 2003 team comprised four All-Americans, including three on the first team.

Since 2003, the Trojans have not won a Pac-10 or NCAA championship, but have reached the final four in 2004 (including upsetting top seeded Nebraska in the regional final),[3] in 2007, where they were one point away from defeating top-seeded Stanford in the national semifinals [4] and in 2010 (upsetting Stanford in the regional final).[5]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2003: AVCA National Coach of the Year, AVCA Pacific Region Coach of the Year, Texas Athletic Hall of Fame induction
  • 1997: Junior College Coaches Hall of Fame induction
  • 1984: Ball State Athletics Hall of Fame induction

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