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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) I’m a member of the Outrigger Volleyball Committee. Today it is my pleasure to talk to long time member Dennis Berg (DB). Howzit Dennis?
DB: I’m doing fine. Thank you for having me here.
DA: I’m really excited and kind of on a sad note, you’re here for Randy Shaw’s funeral. We’re excited to have you here as part of this collection of OCC history. Thank you for sitting down and doing it.
DB: Well, it’s my pleasure and whatever I can contribute, I’m very willing to do so.
DA: Let’s get a little background on you. Like, where were you born and when?
DB: I’m one of the older guys (born March 19, 1943). I grew up in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California in the ‘40s and ‘50s. It was wonderful. I went to Van Nuys High School, played basketball, ran track. In those days there wasn’t any volleyball. When I got to be about a junior or senior, my friends and I started going to the beach in Santa Monica and we found that there was this game of volleyball that looked like it was a lot of fun and we’d like to try it. It created a lot of interest for us.
When I left the valley, I went to UC Santa Barbara, and that’s when I realized that it wasn’t that great to be in the San Fernando Valley. Now I’m on the beach going to college and it was a whole new world. And that’s where the volleyball kept going. Even though I tried to play a little basketball there it didn’t last long. My love for volleyball just took over. We wound up playing on the sands of Isla Vista and East Beach in Santa Barbara and creating an indoor team for UCSB before it was NCAA approved. It was just club volleyball at that time. But they did have tournaments. They had college-level tournaments and we had a team that tried to collect the little money from the student council. They allowed us to go up to Berkeley or down to L.A. somewhere and play in tournaments. That worked out great, and as I was getting my teaching credential and degree at UCSB, I was able to work my way into coaching the UCSB team.
DA: Was it a club at that time?
DB: It was still a club, but we were able to have . . . Now that I’m thinking about there turned out to be a league, but it wasn’t NCAA. It was UCLA and USC and Santa Barbara and Pepperdine. And I would say about eight California schools did create a league and we played in that.
And it was my first coaching experience. And in fact, my star player was Dave Shoji. I got to coach, Dave Shoji, for a couple of years. And I’d like to say I taught him everything he knows after his successful 40-year coaching career at UH. But Dave and I have been good friends for a long time and that’s where we got together. After my Santa Barbara days, I had an opportunity to come to Hawaii to teach and coach at the Outrigger, and that’s the early years right there. That gets you to about age 25.
DA: That’s awesome. Well, let’s talk a little bit about your immediate family, your wife and your kids. And then let’s talk a little bit about your family that’s here at Outrigger.
DB: When I arrived in Honolulu to coach at the Outrigger, I got a teaching job at Iolani and I was a math teacher and volleyball coach there. I met my wife Tina on the tennis courts. Her maiden name was Tina Berger so the big joke, of course, is that she was able to modify her name slightly to Tina Berg after we eventually got married, which was after a couple of years of being here. We have two daughters. Erin is the oldest (09/24/1977). She’s currently head women’s volleyball coach at Santa Clara and has had a wonderful ten-year coaching career after playing at North Carolina and coaching at Dartmouth in Illinois and Stanford. And now she’s at Santa Clara.
Her younger sister, our second daughter, is Lindsey (7/16/1980). Both girls had wonderful high school careers playing at Punahou. Lindsey went off to Minnesota and played for a coach that I had gone to UCSB with and was a teammate with back in those college playing days. His name was Mike Hebert. Lindsey had an all-American volleyball career at Minnesota. And then played a year of semi-pro volleyball and then got asked to play on the US national team to try out for the Olympics. And she made it and they went to Athens (2004) and she continued playing with the USA and professionally in Italy for the next ten years. We’ve definitely got plenty of volleyball with our daughters.
Tina’s family involves many Outrigger members. We got cousins, Chris Crabb. Mary Fern who was Mary Crabb before she married Dennis Fern. The Rileys, Bob Riley and Mahealani Riley. Mahi was a first cousin of Tina’s as part of the Furtado family. Tina’s grandfather sailed from Portugal and landed in Lahaina and married a Chinese school teacher. And they stayed in Lahaina forever. He started as a butcher. And then he decided to buy some stores or properties on Front Street. And pretty soon he was the postmaster of the town, and he became very successful. His children were Tina’s mother, Gertrude Furtado, and there was Richard Furtado, and Dolores (Furtado) Martin, who is Mahi Riley’s mother. Many of them local Punahou, Outrigger. I can barely follow the chart on the wall, the family history of lineage. It’s quite impressive.
DA: There’s a nice thread of volleyball through that. We talked about Alika Williams or Dylan Fern coming down a couple of generations, Chris and yourself. Was that what attracted you to Tina at some point that, you’re both athletes. Obviously, she was on the tennis court, but was that something that brought you together a little bit, that love of volleyball or that interest in volleyball?
DB: I actually met Tina on the tennis courts when I got here to coach and play volleyball at the Outrigger. She was not that involved with volleyball, even though all of her cousins were and all of those people that we know well. She actually came into the volleyball fold because of my exposure to them. Then it all did connect. Oh, that’s your first cousin, Chris Crabb and Tony Crabb, who I’m coaching. The younger ones came along like Alika (Williams) and others. Then, of course, beyond that, we got the Crabb boys (Trevor and Taylor) who have gone on to greatness in their collegiate careers and on the sand professionally. There’s quite the volleyball connection, but it did not start with my relationship with Tina.
DA: Let’s take a step back to when you started playing volleyball on the beach. Was it unstructured beach volleyball? Does it resemble at all what we were doing up here on the courts? Athletic guys, obviously basketball players, great hand-eye. What was that volleyball like and how did that evolve for you?
DB: When I was finishing up at Santa Barbara before I came here, we were playing in beach doubles tournaments up and down the California coast. It was a big deal. There was no pro beach volleyball at that time, but there were tournaments every weekend, all summer. They were either Open, AA, A or B. You started playing B right out of college. You’d win a B tournament and to do well enough to move up. Now you’re playing A’s and you just worked your way up. And there were hundreds of entries in these tournaments. They were really big deals.
When I came over here, the level of play at the Outrigger on the sand courts where the Chris Crabbs and the Daddy Haines and the Randy Shaws and people were playing, were of the highest level, but not as many players were of that level or even a level below. I was a pretty good player, what they call an AA player, not even a AAA Open on the Mainland.
It was nice to have a partner, whether it was Dave (Shoji) or Tom Madison or Randy (Shaw) or someone to play in the tournament and be able to have a chance to win or finish in the top three or four or whatever. So that was kind of fun to be playing at a high level here at the Outrigger. In the past, Tommy Haine and his partner, Pedro Velasco used to go to one of those open sand beach tournaments in California once a year. They would actually play in two tournaments on the same weekend. They’d be in the Santa Monica Open and then down the beach a half a mile at Sorrento they’d have an A tournament going on. They would play in the open and they would play in the A. They would win the A tournament and they’d finish anywhere between third and fifth in the open tournament. And I think they did that for a good three, four or five years. They were the elite at the time. That was before the Randy’s and Chris really got good. That’s kind of how the California beach began.
DA: When you started playing at Santa Barbara, what attracted you to coaching? Was it because you’re going to be a teacher? Is it kind of natural for you to be able to organize and motivate? I remember you were coaching when I was at University High, when you’re at Iolani many years later. What attracted you to coaching?
DB: I had always competed in basketball, track, and volleyball. I had always been in sports, always competed. That was always my first love. My mom and dad would have loved for me to have studied to be a doctor, lawyer, Indian chief, you know, but I just played the sports and got to know and appreciate the coaches that I had. I guess that’s just my analytical way of approaching and playing the game. I just wanted to be a coach. And so I switched from a business major my first year or two to a physical education major so I could get a teaching credential and go into coaching. At the time, I didn’t even think about the college level. I was thinking of going out to get a high school job. I’ll be a basketball coach or a volleyball coach and that’s how it turned out. About midway through my college years, I got a taste of it, of being able to take over the club team and get into the league team at UCSB. I knew that’s what I wanted to do.
DA: Talk about the transition. Was there a person that invited you to Hawaii or did you get a job at Iolani and Outrigger opened up? How did you end up with the offer to come to Hawaii with the volleyball with Outrigger and Iolani?
DB: I took a break from coaching at UCSB to go travel for a year. I thought it was important to see the world or to do some traveling with a friend of mine who was over here flying for Hawaiian Airlines. He was a volleyball guy. His name’s Andy Homan, and he had just gotten out of the service and he wanted to travel also. So we did that for a year. We came back. He got a job with Hawaiian. I tried to get a teaching job back in California, and they were not hiring.
So, Andy, being a member of Outrigger and knowing volleyball and knowing he’d love to have his friend Dennis come over, spent some time talking to Tommy Haine and Wally Young. He asked if they could use a coach and program director for the Outrigger. They said, yes, they could do that. They could come up with a little money for it. They offered it to me and I jumped on it. If I am going to be unemployed, I decided I’ll be unemployed in Hawaii. I came here and once I was here I met some people and got the job at Iolani. But it was more of the Outrigger coaching job. Outrigger was definitely first. It was like six months later that I got to Iolani, but it was mainly to come to the Outrigger.
I coached the Open team (1972). I coached Tony and Chris Crabb and Charlie Jenkins and Jon Haneberg (The rest of the team included Buster Chapman, Larry Woodruff, Dave Shoji, Tom Madison, and Steve Kiel). And this was even before Randy Shaw and Jon Stanley got out of the service to join these groups.
I also coached Daddy Haine’s Masters team. It was great. We had Peter Balding Sr., Bill Baird, Freddy Noa, Colin Chock and all of those old guys, the only ones I can name that were older than me. (The rest of the 1972 team was Bill Heilbron, Mark Lawson, Paul MacLaughlin and Ron Sorrell). I coached both those teams and ran the program and tried to get the juniors going at that time. But it was difficult and we finally, after my third year, got a junior boys team together. Anyway, that’s how I got here. It was my friend Andy talking with Tommy and the powers to be here at the Outrigger that said, yeah, we can hear you.
DA: Talk a little bit about those first teams. It sounds like almost the best of the best of Outrigger. I played a little with some of them, in my teens. Share some experiences about bringing that open team to the mainland. What was that like?
DB: It was great. And the players were terrific. They not only had a good attitude but were very accepting of this mainland haole coming to coach them. So many of them had real strong local ties and may have had some others in mind to coach them. In any case, having that group that I just mentioned the Crabbs and Haneberg and Charlie Jenkins and Dave Shoji and I’m sure I’m leaving out a few others that filled in the other positions, but they were a great team, handled everybody.
Central YMCA was always a strong competition for us locally and from my experience, I explained to the board and Tommy Haine was the president at the time, so we did have a little volleyball influence. I explained how if we were going to do better than we had done in the past in national competition, that we needed to take a trip or two during the season to the mainland and to have the experience of playing these teams before we went back to that once-a-year nationals that they had always participated in.
DA: Were you able to convince them to do it?
DB: We did, and we got a couple of trips. We’d either go to Long Beach or San Diego or wherever they were having an open tournament. We played well and then we’d go back to nationals wherever it was, four or five months later. And I think we had finishes of anywhere between third and fifth, over the years that I coached which was good. Three or four of the Open teams did quite well.
Steve Kiel, Dick Templeman. I’m trying to think of those others that I left out. They were filling in at opposite or outside positions or whatever. And this was before we were able to add Randy Shaw and Jon Stanley, who had left the military and joined the Club. And you can imagine how good the Outrigger team then turned out to be by filling in with those all-stars.
Then we had Ralph Smith move over from the mainland to play with the Outrigger, who is a complement to Charlie in the setting position. It turned out that after my coaching stint with them, they continued to be nationally competitive with that group.
DA: You’re the godfather, it sounds like.
DB: In some respect, I guess I am. I had a lot of fun at the same time and continued coaching the Masters team with Tommy Haine and Colin Chock in that group that I had had mentioned before. Then Tommy was able to work out some athletic scholarships for a couple of mainland guys with Outrigger connections and we were able to bring in Butch May who was an exceptional AAA professional type player and a friend of mine from Santa Barbara Rich Riffero who had been an elite beach player and indoors as well. They supplemented the others and made it possible to go to nationals and win or get second on a consistent basis at that Masters level.
As the older guys turned into Masters, that group turned into Golden Masters, with 45 and over. I stuck with them until I moved back to Santa Barbara. But it was a highlight to be coaching all these guys who I became very good friends with and was able to spend as much social time with as we did volleyball time. It was great.
DA: Set the scene for upstairs (volleyball courts). What was it like on a weekend to play in a beach volleyball tournament during that time? We’re talking some of the greats of all time as far as Hawaii. What was it like to be up at the two courts and playing over the weekend in an open tournament?
I think Peter Balding Jr. said it was just a tournament you showed up and tried to win. The best guys would win, but it wasn’t an A tournament, and it wasn’t a B. It was just a tournament. What was it like?
DB: It was always an open tournament. As the years went on and Randy Shaw showed up and Jon Stanley showed up and the other guys. Pretty soon an eight team or ten team tournament was turning into a 16-team bracket. And some of them were just Club tournaments. We got to know A players who were playing down in Waikiki or playing at DeRussy and they’re friends of some of the Outrigger players and would turn out for opens and then there’d be more entries.
One of the fun things about it is that I ran these tournaments for quite a while, so I’d set up the brackets. We’d set up the seeding and it was very important back in those days. For a long time, it was still double elimination. And there was no pool play. Everybody just played a lot of different teams and then worked out and advanced into bracket play. For the double elimination, we had to make sure that Tommy Haine was seeded second so that he was at the bottom of the bracket. With only two courts, it would be almost noon before he would play his first match because he was flying with the Air National Guard every Saturday morning until about eleven.
DA: So you put him at the bottom of the barrel.
DB: Of the bracket so he wouldn’t forfeit if a game came up earlier. Fortunately, he was always one of the better players that would probably finish in the top three of the tournament. It wasn’t like anybody was complaining but it was still a local club and it’s Tommy Haine and all that stuff. As far as the matches went, they were two full days. They were double elimination, and our friend Freddy Noa would get out a big board and have numbers going, and everyone would put in some dollars to keep track of not only who is going to win, but what would the scores be.
As you got eliminated, you’d wind up at the Snack Shop or you’d wind up at the Hau Terrace after an ocean swim and be drinking some beer or playing some cards or whatever you were doing. It was filled up in the stands for most of these games, it was a wonderful scene. Definitely.
DA: Well, you and I have probably run the Calcutta for the last maybe 50 years of either you or me having run that. I know Jon Andersen talks about you doing the blind bidding, which is one of the most fun things I’ve done over the last 20 years. Why don’t you talk about the format.
DB: When I was in Santa Barbara before I came over here, there was a beach player, just a character, who once a year would have a Calcutta at East Beach. And he would get up and sell the teams. He had the gift of gab. He had the formula of putting the different position players, whether they’re A, B, C’s or setters, hitters, middles, whatever, and it being a draw. Then he’d describe these players: their volleyball ability, their personalities, their height, weight or whatever. As time went on with the Outrigger tournaments people were saying, we ought to have a four-man tournament. And I said, I think I got the way we want to do this.
DA: You were the originator of it.
DB: They might have had some four-man tournaments before I got here that I wasn’t aware of or can’t remember. But when it came up that we need to schedule a four-man I said we should try it this way. We would get the Board Room and have everybody served as if we’re on the Hau Terrace with the drinking and snacks or whatever. And we did it just the way my friend had done it in Santa Barbara.
We had people write names on pieces of paper, and then we just put them in four different hats. We started it like 8:00 after everyone had their dinner and drinks on the Terrace, we would come down here. I would have someone draw the numbers for me. I couldn’t do it or they would accuse me of stacking the teams. This is your AA and I would describe him the best I could.
And then we’d start the bidding before we even knew who the other guys were. Here’s your setter. He’s so-and-so. You know, he played on the mainland and moved here. Whatever it could be like an Alan Lau who, you know, was at UCSB and came back here and he’s not quite good enough to block or he’s, you know, I would try to come up with as much humor as I could. The auction could go way too long, two or three hours for sure. And people would be bidding. And then people, as you know, from the ones you’ve seen, they’ve had to form a hui to get up the numbers of paying $400 or $500 for a team.
Back in those days, we had a few wealthy old volleyball guys that were showing up during the summer for their two or three-week vacation. They did it around the date of the four-man Calcutta, so they could be here. They would really increase the bidding. They were not going to be denied when they thought they knew who the team was. And it has continued, as you have done. I’ve been able to visit the last couple of years. It’s now called the Daddy Haine Memorial Four-Man so hopefully it’ll live on forever. It’s a great tournament. It’s fun.
DA: Wow. And you’re the originator because of what you saw in Santa Barbara?
DB: Yes, exactly. I started that part of the four-man.
DA: It’s just a great event.
DB: It was good fun. The fact that we got everyone in here for it, I mean, we had kids in here with their parents and all the ladies are trying to outbid the men. It wasn’t just the guy thing. And because of the way the teams were set up, unfortunately, there were not enough women playing at the time. So your B category might have been three women instead of 16 if there were 16 teams or 12 if there were 12 teams or whatever.
And then they’re the real old guys, the nooner guys who played, who wanted to be in the tournament so they were also Bs. Everyone was hoping they’d get one of the young girls to play as the B instead of the 60-year-old man who was playing in the nooners. In any case there was always so much camaraderie and goodwill and fun.
And then there was Freddy Noa with his gambling board. We’d also have the player’s pool, right, where people put in their money if they’re winners or second or whatever. And then the gamblers of the owners of the team when it got down to the last four. And the semis and the finals and whatever the dialog in the bleachers for the owners just added that much more entertainment.
DA: Let’s talk about Lindsey. As a person who’s been involved in volleyball your whole life, what did it mean to you to have Lindsey in the Olympics and competing and representing not only the family but Outrigger in Hawaii at the Olympic Games? That must have been beyond belief.
DB: Well, clearly it was the ultimate proud father, proud parents moment for something like that to happen with your child. There’s some interesting stuff that led up to that for Lindsey. Her sister Erin decided to play a little volleyball when she was in seventh grade, but Lindsey was in fourth grade and trying to keep up. We’re having our friends over for parties, and Lindsey is making sure that Randy Shaw or Tom Madison or Jon Andersen or someone will play pepper with her when she’s in fifth, sixth grade. She gets to Punahou and can’t play on an intermediate team because she’s still in sixth grade, but she wants to be there.
I’m coaching the intermediate team, so she wants to be the manager. When she finally gets in there, Peter Balding Jr. is head coach, and Peter asks her if she’ll be his partner in the Kane-Wahine here at the Outrigger. She’s in eighth grade. Peter’s one of the shorter players and they finished like third or fourth. Apparently, that was a highlight for both of them. Every step along the way Lindsey was improving and loving and having that passion to play volleyball with anyone at anytime, anywhere and wanted to excel.
We saw the writing on the wall that she could go pretty far. The Olympics never came into view. She always reminds me that on our eighth-grade team, when I coached her, that she had a teammate that told her out of the blue one day, Lindsey, you’re going to be in the Olympics. And she always remembered that, but took it with a grain of salt, and we all kind of thought that was interesting, a nice compliment that her friend would tell her.
Lindsey went on to play her high school volleyball for Peter (Balding Jr. at Punahou) and (University of) Minnesota, played professionally and got on the national team. But it wasn’t always a given that she was going to make it. She wasn’t tall enough (5’8”). She wasn’t quick enough. She just wasn’t athletic enough, whatever it was.
But she had so much volleyball experience and volleyball IQ and drive and passion that she wound up beating out everyone else other than her buddy Robyn Ah Mow (on the national team), who, you know, was a few years ahead of her playing for David (Shoji) at UH. It turned out to be a great eight years with her and Robyn playing. She was always backing up Robyn. She played that role of being that one sub that would come in with her jump serve and provide some spark for just half a rotation or whatever in important matches.
After Robyn retired (from the national team after the 2008 Olympics), Lindsey was able to be the starter and the captain for four years and wound up the culmination of a wonderful career. We couldn’t believe that we’re seeing this, to the level she made it. Fortunately, I was old enough that I gave up my work and retired early. I got on a plane and would travel around the world and watch her play. She was playing in Italy professionally, but when she’s with the U.S. (National Team) during the summer, they’re going to Japan, to Europe, they’re playing in Italy and all these World Cup or World Grand Prix tournaments around the world. It was serious. It was a lot of fun to travel and see it. It was a wild ride that was like, is this really happening?
DA: When we think about it, not only Lindsey, but Robyn, and then we think about Erik and Kawika (Shoji), Trevor and Taylor (Crabb), Tri (Bourne). Robyn is probably the only one that doesn’t have the Outrigger connection, but the Hawaii connection. What does it say about Hawaii volleyball, Outrigger volleyball, the community? What does it say to you about what we have here?
DB: I can’t imagine there being any other place on Earth, any other state that such a small population would produce that many elite volleyball players. We’re all living on the beach. We get exposed to volleyball, whether it’s growing up recreationally or the good programs they have in high school and so on.
The contribution that the Outrigger has had for most of these elite players that have developed has been extremely valuable. These kids grow up playing on the Baby Court. They’re watching these great players play on these other courts as they’re doing that and they’re imitating them. They’ve got role models to follow and they’re just playing for fun. They’re playing for competition and then they get to go on to the bigger court. It’s just a life that promoted their ability to excel. And certainly, the ones that wound up taking it seriously just had all that background and all that experience to draw on. It’s just so amazing that there are so many that that have come from or that their roots have been here at the Outrigger and in Hawaii.
DA: Before we close this, what does Outrigger and Outrigger volleyball mean to you?
DB: As long as I lived here, from when I showed up to coach and play, and progressed through what we’ve just gone over. . . I mean, it was my life. Any free moment from our jobs, we were at the Outrigger Club. Not only the volleyball comrades and friends and teammates that I had and players, but our social life with the friends we made being on the beach. Meeting for a meal at the Snack Shop. Staying and eating at the Terrace. Or just being here in this Club atmosphere for so many hours of the day or the week or however long we were here, it did really mean everything. I can’t imagine what we would have done or our family would have done without having the Outrigger to influence our lives.
DA: Do you miss it since you’re living in Santa Barbara now. Are you OK coming back every-once-in-a- while or do you miss living here?
DB: I’m definitely OK coming back. When I come back, there are never enough hours or days for me to reconnect and spend time with all the friends that still live here. I finally got to the point where, OK, I’ll meet you here for a beer. Or let’s have dinner here. Or, let’s have lunch. It kind of got to the point like, I’m going to be at the Outrigger. If you want to get together, just tell me when you’re going to be here. And by the way, from one to four, I’ll be playing bridge with Randy (Shaw) and Marilyn (Haine) and Leslie (Mattice) or whoever else we are playing with. It got to be Jim Iams and Dave Shoji.
I looked forward to coming back here. It’s always been a little bit of a challenge with all the travel these days. For quite a while I wasn’t coming back that often because, one of the reasons we did move, was because Erin was playing in North Carolina and Lindsey was playing in Minnesota. Then Lindsey was playing everywhere else. We were wanting to spend time with our daughters.
Then Erin gets married (Harold Lindsey), has the grandkids (Alexis and Kanoa) and so much of our life is in Santa Barbara and beyond not being here kept me from coming back. But I always did look forward to the trips back here to see everyone and be here at the Outrigger with them for sure.
DA: This is awesome. Thank you for doing it.
DB: Well, I thank you for having me and hope it wasn’t too much information. That’s how it was. It was fun, reliving, those many pleasurable times and moments, for sure. Thank you.
DA: Thank you.
1972 3rd Place, Coach, OCC Senior Men, AAU National Championships
1972 9th Place, Coach, OCC Men AA, AAU National Championships
1972 2nd Place, Player/Coach OCC OCC Men’s 35, USAV National Championships
1973 4th Place, Player/Coach, OCC Men’s Open, USAV National Championships
1974 1st Place, OCC Jr/Sr Doubles Champions with Kainoa Downing
1974 1st Place, OCC Kane Wahine Champions with Linda Vivas
1975 1st Place, Coach, OCC Men’s AA, AAU National Championships
1975 3rd Place, Coach, OCC Men’s AA, USAV National Championships
1975 1st Place, State Doubles Championship with Tom Haine
1976 1st Place, Coach, OCC 6-man Hawaii State AA National AAU Champions
1977 Eliminated, Player, OCC Men’s AA Team, AAU National Championships
1978 3rd Place, Player, OCC Men’s Masters, AAU National Championships
1978 3rd Place, Player/Coach, OCC Senior Men, USAV National Championships
1980 1st Place, Coach, OCC Masters 35, USAV National Championships
1981 2nd Place, Player, OCC Masters 35, USAV National Championships
1982 1st Place, Player, OCC Masters 35, USAV National Championships
1983 1st Place, Player/Coach, OCC Masters 35, USAV National Championship
1983 3rd Place, Coach, OCC Masters 45, USAV National Championships
1984 1st Place, Player, OCC Masters 35, USAV National Championships
1985 1st Place, Player, OCC Masters 35, USAV National Championships
1987 4th Place, Player, OCC Masters 35, USAV National Championships
1988 2nd Place, Player/Coach, OCC Masters 45, USAV National Championships, 1st Team All-American
1989 1st Place, Player, OCC Masters 45, USAV National Championship, 1st Team All American
1990 3rd Place, Player/Coach, OCC Masters 45, USAV National Championships, 1st Team All American
1991 1st Place, Player, OCC Masters 40, USAV National Championships
1992 1st Place, Player, OCC Masters 40, USAV National Championships
1998 4th Place, Coach, OCC Masters 35, USAV National Championships