Samye Johnson

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Coaching

Samye Johnson Mississippi Hall of Fame Inductee

Samye Johnson Stats, Bio

Born: November 9, 1949

Hometown: Jackson, MS

Year Induction: 2002

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

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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Sport : Coaching

Induction Year : 1978

University : University of Southern Mississippi