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Interview by Danny Alvarez November 24, 2021
DA: Today is Wednesday, November 24, 2021. We’re in the Board Room of Outrigger Canoe Club. I’m Danny Alvarez (DA), a member of the Outrigger Volleyball Committee. Today it is my pleasure to be talking with a longtime member, Dave Shoji (DS). Thank you for coming in. Can you give us a little background about yourself, like where you’re born? Maybe a little bit about family.
DS: I was born in Upland, California (December 4, 1946). My dad and mom moved here in 1949 (his dad was a botany and plant physiology professor at UH). I was three years old, so I grew up in Hawaii. Then I moved back to the mainland because my dad’s new job would require moving around a lot. So I went back to live in California for a little while (with an aunt), went to high school there and then ended up staying in California for college at UCSB, UC Santa Barbara. Then I moved back to Hawaii and have been here ever since.
DA: When you came back to Hawaii, was volleyball a big part of your life already? Were you a part of the Outrigger Canoe Club at that point?
DS: I never saw or touched a volleyball until I went to college. I moved back after high school, before college, but never had played volleyball. In fact, I took a volleyball class from my still very close friend Dennis Berg, who started me in the sport. I took a Santa Barbara PE class and he said, Hey, you’re pretty good at this game. Why don’t you come out for the team? My buddy was there, and we said, OK. We went out for the team. We were juniors by then, and the rest is history. I played on the team at Santa Barbara after playing college baseball.
DA: Were you a varsity athlete in baseball?
DS: At that time, they had a freshman team, so all the freshmen had to play freshman baseball. I played freshman baseball and then I transitioned out of that. I was never going to go anywhere in baseball. It took me a couple of years to learn volleyball and that’s how I got started in volleyball.
DA: Could you give us a little history about family, your kids, your wife?
DS: My dad (Kobe Shoji) was a great athlete. He played football at Pomona College. He was a tailback in the single wing and a 23-foot long jumper. Six something in high jump. So that’s where I got any athletic ability I had. It was from my dad. I give him credit because he could do everything. He was a bowler, 180 average. He could pitch softball. He could do anything.
DA: Did he get you started in sports, or did you just play sports in the community? Today parents are so involved. Back then and it wasn’t as much.
DS: Well, my dad got us started. Me and my brothers were playing every sport. When it was football season and we played football. Basketball, we played basketball. Baseball was our main sport because that lasted from spring all the way through summer. From the time I was six, I think we played sports. That’s kind of my background. I came from a sports family, and I played a lot of sports. And then obviously transitioned to volleyball later in life.
DA: Tell us about your family now. Mary, the kids (Cobey, Kawika and Erik).
DS: Well, my wife Mary (Tennefos), is also an athlete. She played college basketball (at UH). She’s very athletic. She loves pickleball now, which I don’t, but that’s another story. We married in 1986. When we had kids, they came into the gym because I was coaching at UH and they kind of grew up in the gym. (Cobey 3/7/1979 from his first marriage), Kawika (11/11/1987) and Erik (8/24/1989).
And then we started the (junior boys) team here at the Outrigger when they were nine and eleven, I think the boys were, and we had a really good time with those kids all the way up through the age groups. They played 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 and then 18. They had an extensive volleyball background.
DA: Let’s talk a little bit about your origins at the Outrigger Canoe Club. Did you become a member right when you moved to Hawaii, or did it take a while to meet some friends and they invited you down?
DS: I think when I returned after college after a little stint in the army, I came back to Hawaii and must have been 25 years old or so. I still wanted to be active in volleyball so I would come down and people would invite me play beach. And then obviously I was an indoor player. Tommy Haine, legendary volleyball guy here at the Club, asked me if I wanted to become a member when I was like, 26. He sponsored me and I became a member that was, I think 1972. I’ve been a member for almost 50 years, I think now.
DA: Dennis Berg was talking about his coaching when you started making that transition from player to coach. I know a lot of the members here, Alan Lau, Peter Balding Jr., were some of your players at Punahou. We know that you started a lot of what happened at UH. Do you remember that transition? Was that transition here or was it in the mainland?
DS: That transition to coaching was different from Outrigger. I was a player for Outrigger, and I played on Masters teams for 20 years, so I was still competitive in the sense that I wanted to play. I don’t think I ever coached an Outrigger team on the Masters level. Dennis did that and some other people were coaches. I was coaching UH at the time, but I wanted to play, so I was playing for our Golden Masters. In the mid-1970s, I started coaching at UH (1975), still playing volleyball for the Outrigger.
DA: How were those teams when you were playing for the Outrigger Masters team? Are we talking about Alan (Lau’s) team or was Alan too young? Are we talking about Daddy?
DS: Alan’s too young. We never really played with Peter Ehrman. Those guys were in high school, and we had Masters teams. I’m talking Jon Stanley, Randy Shaw, Rob Duran. Bill Johnson. Chris McLachlin, Tom Madison. That era. Really competitive guys, good fun. We’d have a lot of fun. Charlie Jenkins was probably the best player ever from Hawaii, but we had very competitive teams. We played in the Spring, and then around May we would go to the mainland for the (USAV) Masters Championships and I’m sure we won several championships. We were always in the top three. Those are some of the good old days. We practiced twice a week, went to drink beer somewhere and had a really wonderful camaraderie, really close guys. That was kind of my playing career and I eventually got too old for that.
DA: Explain a little bit to the members and others that might watch what it was like to play indoor and beach at the Outrigger in the ‘70s and the ‘80s.
DS: We had so much fun playing. We had the core of guys that played all the time, and so we all kind of transitioned to the beach.
DA: On the weekends, it was indoor guys transitioning to the . . .
DS: It was more indoor guys who transitioned over to the beach. The beach guys couldn’t really play that well indoors, but the indoor guys picked up the beach game. We’d play all weekend, we come down here on Saturdays and played for hours and hours. We had a lot of tournaments back then, and so we just had fun. We loved the game.
DA: Was there any influence in your coaching style, what you learned here, or was it a combination, or did you keep UH and Outrigger separate?
DS: They were very separate. Coaching indoor women is nothing to do with two-men beach volleyball or even six-man men’s volleyball was very, very different. I don’t know exactly why. I think athleticism might have something to do with it. The girls need more technique so we could drill a lot. Teach them how to hold their hands and all this stuff, and it was very methodical, where the guys just want to play. It’s just go up and play. I understood that part of it, too.
DA: When you started transitioning into coaching the (Outrigger) boys, how different was that from being part of these great Masters teams, being a part of these great youth teams that evolved into these great college players and then Olympians? What was that like for you?
DS: The boys were something else. Most of the boys would come to practice. They’d come down after school, go to the Outrigger, play beach and then somehow get to practice. They were basically wiping sand off their feet all the time and putting their shoes on. They loved volleyball, too. We had some great kids. We had future Olympians and Erik, Kawika and Tri Bourne and, we had those kind of kids on these teams.
The Outrigger has a great tradition of youngsters that grew up right upstairs here and played on the Baby Court. They made their high school teams, made college teams, made all-American teams, went on to the Olympics. It’s an amazing list. I can’t even begin to name all of them, but I would say there are 50 boys that made all-American, or won beach tournaments, and the AVP or made all-Americans. It’s amazing what this Club has done for volleyball.
DA: When you were in it, you’re obviously an incredible coach, could you look at Tri Bourne or even Kawika and Erik, your own kids. Could you say these kids are going to be all-Americans? Are they going to be one of the best players in the country? Or was it just something evolved from the play up at the beach courts and then obviously gained great coaching from you or Chris McLachlin? What did you see?
DS: Early on, you couldn’t tell if a kid was going to be a great player. You could tell if he was going to be a good player and all of our kids were good. They all were skilled. They got the skills upstairs, by the way, and so they were always skilled. But you never know who is going to grow, is going to develop at 13-14. We won the (USAV Junior) national championship when we were 14s with this group.
But you never know if they’re going to get bigger and better. We were competitive all the way through. We started to get some size. Tri Bourne ended up being six, what, 6’6”. Spencer McLachlin was 6’6”, 6’7” and so we had some size. I think the size went along with the ball control, and that’s why we were successful. Tri was one of those special kids, skinny as a rail, but he had a whip of an arm. You kind of thought this kid, when he went on to college, he was kind of a tweener, you know, he wasn’t a middle and he was kind of an outside, but maybe an opposite. I don’t think he ever found his niche indoors. After that on the beach. What can you say? He’s one of the better players in the world now.
Erik and Kawika are just kind of ordinary kids. Great ball control because they’ve been in the gym all their lives. And the other thing they had was volleyball IQ. They’re around the game all the time so they knew what to do. They knew how to play. They knew how to win. And so, those three. There are others, the Crabb brothers obviously got to a very high level, the highest level you can be in AVP. But they weren’t great. You know, Trevor wasn’t a great indoor player. Taylor was really good at Long Beach State, but his niche was going to be on the beach. They’re at that level with Tri and, the best players in the world.
DA: Did you spend a little bit more time with them with ball control and some drills? Or did you just play? You’re talking a little bit of the difference between your Masters team and the UH team. Did you spend a little bit more time? I think Tri talked about it a lot. You know, we’d go in the gym and they would make us pass and play B. I don’t think we ever hit or we did, it took an hour for us to go ahead. Yeah, did we? Did you spend a little bit more time with them, with the ball control some technique?
DS: I coached those guys like I did the girls. I felt it was really important to have great fundamentals. I wanted them to learn the right way to do things. And so we spent a lot of time drilling. They didn’t like it, trust me, they did not like it. They keep asking, when are we going to scrimmage or let’s hit already. But I think they understood and they went along with it and they learned, and they eventually became great volleyball players.
DA: And when you look at your sons, every time we talk, we talk a little bit about Erik and Kawika. What can you talk about as far as their upbringing at Outrigger. I don’t know if they were dropped off as much. It sounds like maybe Tri was dropped off, but what about their upbringing in Outrigger and maybe how that might have influenced them.
DS: I’ve got to mention Reece Haine. He was one of those. We call them the orphans because it didn’t seem like they had parents. They were dropped off, and they’d come here to eat dinner and they’d go to bed.
DA: Reece comes up a lot. Do you think just being around, I mean, obviously, Kawika and Erik, I mean, unbelievable college and professional international and national team. What about their influence of being down here and maybe around those guys you’re coaching in some of the other great coaching?
DS: They worked seven days a week down here. They would come down on weekends. In our family, they were always going to after-school sports, which is another thing I think is important in their development. They could play basketball, they could play golf for high school. Eric played tennis at a high level. He won a state championship in doubles. They always had some activities after school. They weren’t down here as much as those other kids. But definitely, just being around other kids that love volleyball, definitely affected their lives.
DA: When I talked to Kawika, he has kind of that coach’s eye to the game and personality. It seemed like he gained a lot from just being around all the guys down here. Erik, too, but it just seems like he has that coaching mentality and maybe rubbed off from Chris McLachlin and Shaw and yourself.
DS: Our kids were in the gym a lot. Being coaches sons, they naturally picked up on how things were done. And I think they have a really good understanding of what works and what doesn’t work. Every time something wasn’t working, they kind of roll their eyes and go, Dad, come on. That kind of thing. But they knew the game so well and they knew from watching so many games, especially on the women’s level, what works and what doesn’t work. So it’s just being Akamai about volleyball in general.
DA: How did how did that make you feel being part of that Olympic kind of journey for them? I mean, it must have been an incredible feeling, with your background and knowing kids can be really good and still not make the Olympics. How did that make you feel when they were in the pipeline and then participating in couple of Olympics?
DS: That’s the thing. People don’t realize that there is the pipeline at an early age. Kawika played on the youth national team. Erik played on the youth national team and the junior national team. And then they were on USA teams that went to these minor competitions, so they paid their dues. We’ve been encouraging them. We’ve been all over the world watching them play even at the youth level. So it wasn’t a surprise to us that all of a sudden they’re on the national team because at every level they were at the top.
Still, you’re very proud of what they did and what they accomplished. If you look at them physically, you just wouldn’t think they’re great athletes but they made the team, obviously contributing to the team. That’s what I tell kids now. This is not all about your genes, it’s not about how high you jump, it’s about just playing the game and learning the game and if Erik and Kawika can make it, I mean. . .
Micah Christianson is another story because he is athletically off the chart. You know, he was State Basketball Player of the Year. That kind of athlete is special. Erik and Kawika weren’t especially athletic. They knew the game and they grinded it and they paid their dues and it paid off at the end to make the Olympic team.
DA: And being in Brazil and then on not being able to go to Japan this year. I mean, Brazil must have been a thrill and a half to be there to see those kids play.
DS: We had a wonderful time in Brazil because they played every other day, so we were going to events on the off days. We had a place right on the beach at Copacabana and it really was a great experience. We were really disappointed we couldn’t go to Tokyo.
DA: Let’s talk a little bit about your history outside of Outrigger. Your life has been volleyball with the boys and your professional life. Talk about the beginnings. I watched Rise of the Wahine. It’s amazing. Kind of like how the origins of women’s athletics, not just volleyball, started at UH and with (Sen) Patsy Mink. What got you to that spot?
DS: Well, me coaching at UH, was kind of a I wouldn’t say a mistake, but it wasn’t a job that people were seeking. It wasn’t like it is now. It was a part-time gig. I think I made $1,000 for the first season. It was part-time. The season was part-time. We played locally in my first year only. We played in these USA volleyball tournaments and it just wasn’t a national sport, either.
DA: Were you at Punahou still or were you doing both?
DS: I was coaching every chance I could get a coaching job, I took it. I juggled Punahou. I was doing basketball, volleyball. I was at Kalani to start my career and at one time, probably coaching three teams.
DA: Did you know coaching was going to be your occupation?
DS: No, I had no idea. I was trying to get a job as a PE teacher. I was at UH going to school. I got my degree in education. All I wanted to do was teach PE and coach in high school. That’s what I was trying to do, and I got turned down at DOE. I got turned down at Iolani, you got turned down at Punahou. UH came up and I took the job and we did pretty good, and then the second year we did better. Then all of a sudden, (Dr.) Donnis Thompson, who was the UH athletic director, says, Hey I’m sending you to the mainland, we’re going to go play in this tournament. It kind of just grew and grew. I was still part-time for probably six or seven or eight years.
DA: Even through the national championships or before, were you already full-time by the time you won with that first NCAA?
DS: I was not full-time in 1979, which is the first year we won the national championship. I think by ‘82 when we won again, I think that was my first year full-time. It took a while. I was a volleyball coach/academic advisor because I was getting paid from two sources. Paying a volleyball coach full-time back then, was like, what are you doing? It’s impossible. But then the sport grew. Coaches got better, and then the Midwest got better. It was strictly West Coast when I got into it. It was always Long Beach and Santa Barbara and UCLA and USC. San Diego State. UOP was really good back then. I really think that a lot of it came to the conventions where coaches back there would come out and attend clinics and things and learn. Then Illinois started to be good and then Michigan State was really good for a while. Penn State won like seven national championships in the ‘90s and early 2000, so the sport grew. I was so happy that we had a national sport, not just the regional sport anymore.
DA: So when you were in those early years as it was developing, did you see the road, I can be a volleyball coach. This is going to be a career.
DS: Well, at the time, it was only about a handful of full-time coaches, Andy Banachowski, UCLA, was one of the first. Terry Liskevych, Mike Hebert, who eventually was at Illinois. It was like, OK, this can work. Now there’s coaches making three, four or $500,000 just to coach women’s volleyball. It’s amazing and I’m so happy that this is finally happening around the country.
DA: To see where it’s come, how do you feel is kind of being, I mean, I can go to those big tournaments and you see hundreds of clubs. Thousands of players and the opportunity was kind of laid by your group. Hawaii was going out on a limb. Patsy Mink was going out on a limb, you yourself and the University of Hawaii athletic department going out on a limb for women. How does that make you feel as kind of the origins?
DS: There were a bunch of us, there were in on the ground floor, and it was amazing to watch the sport grow. I feel really good about Patsy Mink. Hawaii was one of the first people to give scholarships for the sport. People now, the kids, now have no idea what it was like back then. We set up our own nets. Do you think kids at Stanford set up their own nets? No. Somebody sets them out. But you know, we set up our own. We took them down. We swept the floor. We did everything because we loved the sport. That’s what it boils down to. We love the game. We wanted to be involved. And so we did all this stuff. Now, it’s real different, but people still love the game. Back then the big tournament was up at Davis, where they had twelve courts. We were so happy that Davis had, I think, eight courts in one gym, and we didn’t have to drive 20 miles to go watch recruits. Right now, there are 450 teams under one roof. So, it’s a lot easier now.
DA: I know Peter Balding was in here the other day and we were talking about Hawaii volleyball versus California volleyball. But he was talking about your teams with Mahina (Eleneki) and Tita (Ahuna) and a Hawaii oriented team. There were obviously kids from the mainland also. But can you talk a little bit about some of those special teams that you did have, maybe the Hawaii influence some of the California influence?
DS: Well, the Hawaii influence is its ball control. So even back in the seventies, our team was so small we had Terry Malterre who was our big middle at 5’10”. You talk about Mahina Eleneki. We had a lot of local kids that could just ball control. It was amazing that you go play the mainland teams. Big, strong athletes, but they couldn’t pass. Couldn’t play defense, so we would win. That’s somewhat still the case today where you look on every roster around the country. There’s usually a Hawaiian kid that’s passing or playing defense.
DA: Do you think that was your influence on these kids? Did they learn that in club, peppering with their parents? Or was it you and your technical training?
DS: What I saw over the course of many years is the Wahine volleyball team was special here and kids would watch. We were the first ones on TV locally to get a big following. I really think a lot of young girls would watch our teams and then say they want to play or Hey, I want to be like that. And the coaches were good here locally. They taught the skills, so I really, truly believe that that had a lot of influence on kids today.
Getting back, it’s almost like football where mainland teams are coming here, and there must be 50 Division I kids on the mainland playing football. There’s probably the same number playing Division I Volleyball on the mainland, so it’s still per capita number of players. It’s amazing how many are on the mainland playing.
DA: Could you see yourself coaching today with all the changes and the outside influence and maybe the draw? I mean, playing at Texas, with the money in Nebraska, just so much more football money at those schools. Do you feel like you would want to coach in that environment?
DS: Well, I think it’s very challenging now to be a mid-major. I think Robyn Ah Mow has done a really nice job. But now it’s all about the recruiting. You get a special kid, you can still win some games. I think the key for decades was we usually always got the best Hawaiian kid to stay home.
DA: Lily (Kahumokuk), Kanani (Danielson).
DS: There’s a whole bunch of them, Tita Ahuna, Nikki Taylor so you could build your team around those big-time athletes. Those athletes could have gone anywhere, right, and then you supplement them with other really good players. I don’t know if you can do that anymore. I don’t know if Hawaii could get someone to stay home that’s a top ten recruit. I don’t know if that’s possible anymore, but there’s so many more perks that the mainland schools have. I think Robyn’s doing a good job, we’re competitive, we’re still able to beat some of the really good teams.
DA: Devin Kahahawai at Kamehameha I think she’s going to Texas, so she would be somebody that would probably have stayed home, you know, ten or twelve years ago. Potentially.
DS: Yes, potentially. I think there’s always setters here so I think we can probably get the top setter in Hawaii. UH is going to have a really good setter next year from here.
DA: Do you think that added to your popularity here in Hawaii? It’s having two kids on the court that look like their sisters, kids or their cousin, or it had to be part of that.
DS: There’s no question that having local kids on the team and that they’re competitive against the better teams on the mainland. There’s no question. That people love that here and they get behind the team. I’m sure they would get behind the team, no matter what, if they’re winning and they’re all mainland players, but it really helps to have a local kid on the court.
DA: And then when you look at today’s team, we still have a couple of local kids and it’s always been a great draw to football and volleyball over the years where some of the basketball teams have been good. But maybe Alika Smith or Kalia McGee were once every ten years you would get a local kid. Yeah, playing basketball.
DS: It’s important, I think, to try to get the better players from here, you know?
DA: Well. I think this is awesome. I like learning a little bit about your history. I actually learned a lot from Dennis (Berg) about you and Peter about you. What is the Outrigger Canoe Club and Outrigger volleyball mean to you?
DS: Well, going back and knowing the history and knowing what they did for me personally as a player and my sons and my friend’s sons. I think it’s really important we continue the legacy. And I know that you, Danny, have been a big part of trying to nurture boys’ volleyball in the Club. I think we still can be competitive and I still see kids on rosters on the mainland that came up through here. Still happening, so it’s important to the Club. The Club has a proud history of putting out a lot of good players, and you know what, the other thing is good people. Really nice, respectful young men. They grow up to be nice people, so I think that our Club exudes that in most of their members.
DA: I was speaking with Tri Bourne and you just see what a good guy he is. Forget about the volleyball. He’s just such a good guy. Yeah, well, you talk a little bit. Aren’t you doing the Boys 13 team with Alika (Williams)? How does that feel to still be coming around and still kind of shaping some of those young men and seeing kind of the next generation?
DS: You know, I helped out with the 12s, and now this this year, they’re 13 and it’s just great for me. I was not really involved in much volleyball but I wanted to try to give back to the Club. And then I see these young boys, and they remind me a lot of those kids back then. They’re raw, they’re not real skilled to start. And I see progress. And I guarantee you, you look at this roster, there’ll be some college kids out of this roster in five years.
DA: Are you enjoying doing it?
DS: I totally am. I told Alika I’d come once a week. And not twice. But I do enjoy when I’m there. I just have a ball. It’s very rewarding for me.
DA: The boys want to do drills or just want to play?
DS: Actually, these guys, I don’t think know any better. They just do what you tell them so they’re fine. They’ll drill. You know, we’ll see when they get older, they’ll probably want to just hit.
DA: Dave this is awesome. I appreciate you coming in. We really wanted to put together a group of people that could tell some of the history of Outrigger and volleyball in Hawaii.
DS: Well, my pleasure. Thanks for doing this.
DA: Appreciate it.
Contributions to the Outrigger Canoe Club
OCC Volleyball Team
1972 9th Place, OCC Men’s AA, AAU National Championships
1973 4th Place, OCC Men Open, USAV National Championships
1974 1st Place, OCC Men Open, USAV National Championships
1974 2nd Place, OCC Men’s AA, AAU National Championships
1975 3rd Place, OCC Men’s Open, USAV National Championships
1975 1st Place, OCC Men’s AA, AAU National Championships
1976 4th Place, OCC Men’s Open, Player/Coach, USAV National Championships
1976 1st Place, OCC Men’s AA, Player/Coach, AAU National Championships
1977 5th Place, OCC Men’s Open, USAV National Championships
1977 2nd Place, OCC Men’s AA, Player/Coach AAU National Championships
1978 2nd Place, OCC Men’s Open, Player/Coach, USAV National Championships
1978 3rd Place, OCC Men’s AA, Player/Coach, AAU National Championships
1979 2nd Place, OCC Men’s Open, Player/Coach, USAV National Championships
1981 Unk, OCC Men’s Open, Player/Coach, USAV National Championships
1982, 1st Place, OCC Masters 35, USAV National Championships, All-American 1st Team
1983 1st Place, OCC Masters 35, USAV National Championships, All America 1st Team
1984 1st Place, OCC Masters 35, USAV National Championship, All-American 2nd Team
1985 2nd Place, OCC Masters 35, USAV National Championships
1986 4th Place, OCC Men’s Open, USAV National Championships, All American 1st Team
1987 4th Place, OCC Men’s Open, USAV National Championships, All American 1st Team
Coaching OCC Youth Volleyball Teams
2000 2nd Place, OCC Boys 12, USAV Junior Olympics
2002 1st Place, OCC Boys 14, USAV Junior Olympics
2004 2nd Place, OCC Boys 16, USAV Junior Olympics
2005 5th Place, OCC Boys 16, USAV Junior Olympics
2006 2nd Place, OCC Boys 17, USAV Junior Olympics
2007 2nd Place, OCC Boys 18, USAV Junior Olympics
OCC Mountainball/Softball Teams
1972 1st Place, Surveyor’s League; 2nd Place City Senior Open League
1973 1st Place, Surveyor’s League
1974 1st Place, Surveyor’s League
1975 1st Place, Surveyor’s League
1976 1st Place, Surveyor’s League
1977 1st Place, Surveyor’s League
1979 1st Place, Surveyor’s League
1980 1st Place, Surveyor’s League
1981 1st Place, Surveyor’s League
1982 1st Place, Surveyor’s League
1983 1st Place, Surveyor’s League
1983 1st Place, Mountain Ball League, MVP
1984 1st Place, Surveyor’s League
1985 1st Place, Surveyor’s League
1986 Unk, Outrigger Invitational League, Restaurant League
1987 3rd Place Papaya Open Softball League
OCC Volleyball Committee
ODKF Board of Directors