The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced the seventh annual AVCA Hall of Fame class, Central Missouri’s Peggy Martin. The 2009 AVCA Hall of Fame class will be inducted in ceremonies December 17 at the 2009 AVCA Annual Convention in Tampa, Fla.
During her 33 years as head volleyball coach at the University of Central Missouri, Peggy Martin’s squads won at least 25 matches for 31 straight seasons, racking up 1,064 wins in the process.
The Jennies won or shared 19 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) crowns since the league began in 1982. Her teams also made 26 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, the most in NCAA Division II history, and reached the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals six times. Her career was highlighted by a national runner-up showing in 1987, a year in which she was also named the AVCA Division II National Coach of the Year.
Martin announced her retirement from Central Missouri at the conclusion of the 2008 season, returning to her hometown of Mobile, Alabama where she accepted the head coaching duties at NAIA-affiliated Spring Hill College beginning in the 2009 season.