July 16, 2015 – SoCal Volleyball Club proudly announces Mary Jo Peppler has joined its coaching team. One of the most decorated and influential players in volleyball history, she is highly regarded for her innovative training programs and inspiring lectures and writings. As a coach, Peppler has trained over 50 All-Americans, notable world champions, and consulted for numerous college programs.
“We are very excited to have Mary Jo join our program. She is an internationally renowned volleyball legend—and holds a special place in our hearts, as she was Aimee’s mentor in SoCal’s early years,” shares SoCal VBC President Scott Phillips. “Mary Jo is an inspirational person, being around her will change your life,” adds SoCal VBC Coaching Director Aimee Asebroek.
Peppler is leading SoCal VBC’s Advanced High School Prep Camp July 28th-30th, a two-day Advanced Leadership Workshop for high schoolers August 1st through 2nd, and will be coaching a 16/17s team this club season.
Honors & Awards
Bertha Lucas—All Time Great Coach—Pioneer Division; USA Volleyball—All Time Great Coach, 2010
Junior Volleyball Directors Association, Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class 2008
Utah State University, Hall of Fame, 2007
USA Volleyball, 75th Anniversary Women’s Beach All-Era Players, 2004
USA Volleyball, All-Era Coaches (one of 17 and only one of two women), 2003
California Beach Volleyball Association, Hall of Fame, 1996
Named 3rd most influential person in the Century of Volleyball by the Volleyball Monthly, 1995
Cal-State Los Angeles, Hall of Fame, 1990
International Volleyball Hall of Fame, 1990
MLV—All-Pro Award, 1987
MLV—All-Star Honors, 1987 and 1988
Sullivan Ross State University, Hall of Honor, inaugural class 1986
Women’s Sports Hall of Fame, 1983
USVBA “All-Time Great Player”, 1982
Winner of the ABC Superstars, 1975