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Vol 57 No. 1 | Jan. 2005
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Debbie Green
Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach Inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame

Debbie Green, an assistant coach for the CSULB women's volleyball team, was officially inducted into the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Hall of Fame on Dec. 16 at the 2004 AVCA Annual Convention at the Long Beach Westin Hotel.

The AVCA Hall, now honoring its second class, recognizes individuals who have and continue to make significant contributions to the sport of volleyball.

Green, a two-time U.S. Olympic Volleyball team member, is in her 19th year as an assistant coach for CSULB. She was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 1995 and became the fifth woman inducted into the University of Southern California Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003. Green became the first woman to enter the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.

Debbie GreenA member of the 1980 as well as the 1984 U.S. Olympic Volleyball team that won the silver medal in Los Angeles, Green also participated in three World Championships and two Pan American games, where she won a silver medal in 1983. Green played for the Los Angeles Starlites of Major League Volleyball (MLV), a women's professional indoor league, and helped the squad earn the league's first two championships in 1987 and 1988.

Green has mentored six AVCA All-America setters, including Misty May in 1997 and 1998. May was selected as the AVCA Player of the Year both seasons and became the first student-athlete to win the honor back-to-back. At Westminster High School, Green was on the Adidas Junior Team and was named an All-American at age 16, becoming the youngest player to receive the honor.

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