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Dr. Linda Herman
Dr. Linda Herman

Valparaiso, Ind.

Administrator/Head Coach

Spent more than 30 years at Illinois State as a coach and administrator ... served as senior women's administrator and director of athletics ... during her time as an administrator, the Redbirds won 117 Missouri Valley Conference team titles and 16 conference all-sports championships ... in 1995 she was chosen as the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators District V Administrator of the Year ... received the 1996 ATALANTA Award from Athletics Management magazine for her dedicated service and leadership in college athletics ... recipient of the 1997 Bloomington/Normal YWCA Women of Distinction Award for outstanding leadership and excellence in education ... a national pioneer for women's athletics, Herman began her tenure at Illinois State as the head volleyball coach ... she finished her seven-year coaching career with a 267-112 record, including a pair of national finishes in the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Tournament ... served seven years on the NCAA Volleyball Committee and two on the NCAA Nominating Committee ... in December 2003, Herman received the ultimate recognition for her contribution to the volleyball community when she was inducted in the American Volleyball Coaches Association's (AVCA) inaugural Hall of Fame class.