Stanford women’s VB coach Dunning retires

STANFORD, Calif. — Longtime Stanford women’s volleyball coach John Dunning announced his retirement Monday, less than a month after the Cardinal captured the NCAA title with a win against Texas.

Inducted into the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2011, Dunning never missed the postseason in 32 years as a head coach, winning five national titles overall and three during his 16 years at Stanford — 2001, ’04 and last year. He also coached Pacific to championships in 1985 and ’86, giving him the second-most titles in the history of NCAA Division I.

The Cardinal won eight conference championships under Dunning, who owns an 888-185 career record and 451-83 mark at Stanford. He and Penn State’s Russ Rose are the only coaches to lead 10 teams to the NCAA title match.

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