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Dave Shoji named Coach of the Year

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawaii women's volleyball coach Dave Shoji has been named the AVCA Division I National Coach of the Year for the second time in his career.

The announcement by the American Volleyball Coaches Association came Thursday in Tampa, as the Rainbow Wahine are set to play Penn State in the semifinals of the NCAA national championships.

Shoji was first hired as the UH women's volleyball coach back in 1975, and in his 35 years as head coach, he has brought national championships to UH in 1979, 1982, 1983 and 1987. In October, Shoji celebrated the 1,000th victory of his coaching career.

Shoji was also named National Coach of the Year in 1982. His other honors include being named AVCA West Region Coach of the Year eight times and WAC coach of the year ten times.

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