Samye Johnson


High School Career

Mendenhall Attendance Center (1955-1958)

• District 6 Title in basketball (’65)

• District 6 Title in track (’66)

• All District and Honorable Mention All Little Dixie (Basketball and Track)

• Four year letterwoman in basketball and track


College career

Mississippi State College for Women (1967-1971)

• National Intercollegiate Volleyball tournament (’70)

• State Volleyball Championship (’70)

• Member Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming, and Badminton Teams


College coaching career

• Volleyball, Softball, and Basketball Coach, MUW(1979-1994)

• MAIAW Volleyball State Champions (’79-’80)

• NCAA Volleyball Tournament (’84-’87)

• NCAA Division II National Volleyball Coach of the Year (’84-’85)

• NCAA South Region Volleyball Coach of the Year (’85-’87)

• National Top 6 Finish (’85-’87)

• Gulf South Conference Volleyball Champions (’93-’94)

• Gulf South Conference Volleyball Coach of the Year (’93-’94)

• National Softball Tournament, Finished 9th in Nation (’83-’84)

• State Softball Champions (’81-’82, ‘82-’83)

• Fast Break All American Coach Award (’83-’84, ‘84-’85, ‘88-’89)

• Volleyball Coach, Mississippi State (’94-’97)


Did You Know?

Samye Johnson became only the 19th coach in college volleyball history to win 500 games.

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