Sue Gozansky was one of the true pioneers of collegiate women’s volleyball at the University of California, Riverside. Under her leadership, the Highlanders won the AIAW National Championship in 1977 and two NCAA Division II National Titles in 1982 and 1986. Her teams also placed second nationally in 1974 and 1975 and third nationally in 1978 and 1980 In 39 years at the school, Gozansky’s teams compiled 680 wins, and the Highlanders reached the playoffs an amazing 20 years in a row.
Sue was voted Coach of the Year by her peers in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. four times (,81, ’82,’88, ’89) and AVCA National Coach of the Year in 1982. Nine of her players have received All-American honors under her tutelage and two were awarded AVCA Division II National Player of the Year honors.
She was named to the Cal Poly Association Hall of Fame in 1986 and elected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of fame in 2006. Known as one as one of the finest technicians in her sport, she has conducted over 100 coaching clinics in 35 countries.
Sue is the author of Complete Book of Volleyball Techniques and Drills.