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James Park '86

Womens Volleyball Coach

Years at Cal Lutheran: 1986-1993

High school geometry teacher by day, volleyball coach by night, James Park has led both university and high school teams to victory over a 25-year career. His tenure as coach at CLU began in 1993.

Within a year, he took the team from barely breaking even with a 14-13 record to a 20-9 record and the 1994 SCIAC championship. Through the next seven years, Park and his teams reigned as SCIAC champions four times and were two-time runners-up.

The team was an NCAA Division III West Regional finalist in 1994 and 1996, D-III runner-up in 1995, and Regional semifinalist from 1997 to 1999. Under Park’s direction, the Regals earned 30 individual player awards for both athletics and academics.