Waves finish 2013 season with a 14-12 record.
Pepperdine makes its 19th appearance in the postseason MPSF Tournament.
Pepperdine faces Bruins and Gauchos on the road before opening the 2013 MPSF Tournament next week Saturday.
Waves Host Final Two Regular-Season Home Matches, Celebrate Senior Night on Saturday vs. Long Beach State
Prior to Saturday's 5 p.m. match vs. the 49ers, Pepperdine will honors the program's three seniors: James Powers, Maurice Torres and Beau Vandeweghe.
Waves tied for fourth with UCLA in MPSF standings entering this week.
Widely recognized as one of the game's premier coaches, Dr.
Dunphy, who holds a career record of 532-229 (.699)*, is noted for his highly technical approach to the game and diligent training methods. He was the 2005 National Coach of the Year and is a three-time MPSF Coach of the Year.
As a result of his training, 19 different Waves have earned 34 All-American first team accolades. Pepperdine players have been named All-Americans 52 times under Dunphy's direction. Six different athletes have gone on to earn National Player of the Year honors in Bob Ctvrtlik (1985), George Roumain (1998, 1999), Brad Keenan (2002, 2003), Sean Rooney (2005), Jonathan Winder (2007) and Paul Carroll (2009). No other men's program has had more POTY recipients than Pepperdine since the American Coaches Volleyball Association began issuing the awards in 1991.
Dunphy has had a long, successful coaching tenure with the U.S. National Team. The American squad maintained a No. 1 world ranking and compiled an impressive overall record of 197-31 (.864) during his time as coach. Additionally, the team won every major international tournament: the 1985 World Cup, the 1986 World Championships, the 1987 Pan American Games and, most importantly, the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.
Since then, he has been an assistant coach for the men's team at the 2000 Olympics and a consultant coach at the 1996, 2004 and 2008 Olympics. In 2012, Dunphy served as a consultant coach for the women's squad who took home a silver medal.
In the spring of 2011, Dunphy was awarded the U.S. Olympic Achievement Award for his part in helping the U.S. National Team capture gold in Beijing.
Nineteen of his Pepperdine volleyball players have represented the U.S. National Team, with 10 taking part in the Olympics.
In 1994, Dunphy was formally recognized for his immense contribution to the sport, as he was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in
Among his honors from the FIVB (the International Volleyball Federation) are the 1987 Coach of the Year and the 1999 All-Time Great Coaches Award (contemporary division). Also in 1999, he was a finalist for the FIVB's Greatest Coach of the Century Award.
Under Dunphy's guidance, the program has received NCAA public recognition awards for its outstanding APR scores five times (2004-50, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11).
A native of nearby
After completing his athletics eligibility, Dunphy continued his affiliation with the Pepperdine program, serving as an assistant coach to both Harlan Cohen and Burt DeGroot before assuming the head coaching duties in 1977. The following season, Dunphy led Pepperdine to its first-ever NCAA team championship, as the Waves upended UCLA in five games in
Dunphy, who earned a master's degree in physical education from USC in 1978, left Pepperdine following the 1978 championship season to obtain his doctorate degree in the same subject area at
Pepperdine advanced to the NCAA title match in 1983 and 1984, but the Waves were beaten on both occasions by crosstown foe UCLA. However, the tide turned for the fabled "Malibu Roofing Company" in 1985, as Pepperdine rolled to an impressive 25-2 record -- still tied as the best single-season mark in school history -- and defeated USC in four games at Pauley Pavilion to capture the NCAA title.
The victory proved to be a perfect farewell gift to Dunphy, who took a leave of absence following the 1985 season to immediately begin working with the U.S. National Team at its
Pepperdine captured its third NCAA championship in 1986 without him, but Dunphy returned to the head coaching position in November 1988. Upon returning to
In 1998, Pepperdine compiled an impressive 23-5 mark and won the MPSF Tournament with a four-game victory over UCLA at Pauley Pavilion. Unfortunately, UCLA gained its revenge in the NCAA title match, defeating Pepperdine in three games.
During the 1999 campaign the Waves notched a solid 20-5 mark and senior outside hitter George Roumain was tabbed the AVCA National Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. Roumain was a member of the 2000 Olympic Team along with former Pepperdine players Kevin Barnett and Chip McCaw.
Dunphy took another 17-month sabbatical in order to serve as an assistant coach with the U.S. National Team at the 2000 Olympic Games in
Pepperdine won the 2002 MPSF regular-season title with a 20-2 mark and then proceeded to win the league's postseason tournament for the second time in three years.
In 2003, Pepperdine went 24-6 overall, including 19-3 in the MPSF, advanced to the title game of the MPSF Tournament and reached the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. There, the Waves suffered a hard-fought, five-game setback to eventual national champion Lewis, which later vacated the title.
In May of 2003, Dunphy was honored as one of four coaches named to the U.S. Volleyball Association's Men's 1978-2002 All-Era Team. Dunphy served the U.S. National Team in a scouting and advisory role during the 2003 World Cup in
Pepperdine earned its fifth NCAA title in the program's history in 2005. Pepperdine swept
That year Dunphy was selected as National Coach of the Year for the first time in his career. He also earned MPSF Coach of the Year honors for the second time after previously picking up the honor in 2002.
In 2006, Volleyball Magazine selected Dunphy as one of the "30 Most Recognizable Names in Volleyball."
Dunphy earned MPSF Coach of the Year honors again in 2007 as the Waves went 26-3 overall, won both the MPSF regular-season and tournament titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 14th time in school history.
During fall 2007, Dunphy rejoined the U.S. National Team for the World Cup in
The 2008 Waves made one of their most unexpected runs to the national championship match, as they began the postseason as the #5 seed in the MPSF Tournament, but won the event with three straight wins away from home. Pepperdine knocked off
Dunphy was a member of the coaching staff for the 2008
The 2009 squad was one point away from making another NCAA Championships appearance before falling in the MPSF Tournament final to USC in five games. The Waves ended the season with a 22-5* record and a #3 national ranking.
In 2010, the Waves tied for fifth in the final AVCA poll, the 14th straight season Pepperdine has finished in the top six.
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*Pepperdine later vacated all wins (66), NCAA Tournament loses (1), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament titles (1) and NCAA Tournament appearances (1) accrued during the 2008, `09, `10 and `11 seasons due to self-reported NCAA violations. Records marked with an asterisk do not reflect this. Pepperdine's official NCAA all-time record prior to the 2012-13 season is 629-325, while Marv Dunphy's official NCAA record as a head coach at Pepperdine is 466-228. The Waves have officially won three MPSF Tournament titles and made 14 NCAA appearances. Official season records are as follows: 2008, 0-10; 2009, 0-5; 2010, 0-10; 2011, 0-15.