The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) announced the league's second Hall of Fame class on Monday (April 16). The 10-member class is made up of some of the most influential figures in the league's history.
"We inducted our first class last year and this class is just as accomplished," MIVA Commissioner Craig Barnett said. "The Hall of Fame Committee has done a phenomenal job identifying individuals who helped grow the MIVA and the game of volleyball."
The group will be honored Saturday, May 12th in O'Fallon, Illinois at the league's annual meeting at McKendree University.
Members of the class of 2018 include:
Arnie Ball – student-athlete/coach – Ball State/IPFW
1966-1967 (student-athlete at Ball State) / 1981-2015 (coach at IPFW) – six-time MIVA Coach of the Year – six MIVA Regular-Season Championships – six NCAA Semifinals Appearances – coached 25 All-Americans including two future Olympians – coached USA Volleyball World University and U.S. Olympic Festival teams – as a player at Ball State, All-MIVA First Team (1967) and Second Team (1966) – AVCA Hall of Fame member.
Lloy Ball – student-athlete – IPFW
1991-1994 – three NCAA Semifinals Appearances – two-time MIVA Player of the Year (1993 & 1994) – three-time All-American – AVCA National Freshman of the Year in 1991 – four-time United States Olympian (1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008) – Olympic Gold-Medalist (2008) – MVP and Best Setter in the World League in 2008 (World League) – earned multiple team championships in Russian and Greek Professional Leagues.
Tom Beerman – student-athlete – Ball State
1960-1963 – MIVA Player of the Year and All-MIVA First Team in 1963 – played for United States International Teams in the 1969 Zonal Championship and 1970 World Championships – named to a United State Volleyball Association's All-America First Team in 1970 – assistant coach for the United States team in the 1974 Canadian International Tournament.
Mick Haley – student-athlete – Ball State
1962-1965 – All-MIVA setter all three years at Ball State – 1965 MIVA Player of the Year – led Ball State to MIVA titles in 1964 and 1965 – coached Kellogg Community College men's volleyball teams to four national titles, being inducted into the Junior College Coaches Hall of Fame for his work with the men's and women's teams – longtime Texas and USC women's volleyball head coach, winning two national titles with Texas – named head coach of the USA Women's National Team in 1997.
Terry Hitchcock – student-athlete/official – Ball State
Played for Ball State in 1960 – longtime volleyball official.
Terry Liskevych – coach – Ohio State/George Williams
1972-1976 – served as head coach at Ohio State from 1974-76, winning the 1975 and 1976 MIVA Coach of the Year awards – The 1975 and 1976 teams finished third in the nation – started coaching career as an assistant with George Williams in 1972-73 – coached the University of Pacific women's team from 1976-85 – served as head coach of the USA Women's National Team from 1985-96, winning an Olympic Bronze medal in 1992 – inducted into the in the AVCA Hall of Fame Inaugural Class in 2003.
Bill Neville – student-athlete – George Williams
1965-1967 – All-MIVA Second Team in 1965 and 1967 for George Williams – served as the head coach of the Canadian Men's National Team in 1972 – assistant coach for the USA Men's National team, helping the United States Men to their first ever gold medal in 1984 – women's head coach at Montana State and Washington.
Bruce Nowicki – student-athlete – Ohio State
1963-1966 – MIVA Player of the Year in 1966, the first Buckeye to win the award – All-MIVA First Team in 1964 and 1966 – All-MIVA Second Team in 1963 and 1965.
Blake Sebring – media – Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Awarded E. Douglas Boyden Award for media recognition in 1994 by USA Volleyball – senior writer for Volleyball Magazine – volleyball historian – covered Olympic Festivals and NCAA Tournaments – co-wrote Lloy Ball's book The Biggest Mistake I Never Made.
Bob Stein – student-athlete – Earlham College
1964-1967 – MIVA Player of the Year and All-MIVA First Team in 1967 – aided the Quakers' fifth-place finish in the United States Volleyball Association (USVBA) Championships in 1967 – All-MIVA Second Team in 1965 and 1966 – inducted into Earlham College Hall of Fame in 2017.