Head coach Pete Hanson became just the third coach in NCAA men’s volleyball history to reach 700 total career victories with Ohio State’s MIVA Finals win. He owns an overall record of 700-339 (.674) and joined Al Scates (UCLA, 1963-2012; 1,239 wins) and Don Shondell (Ball State, 1964, 1966-98; 769 wins) in the 700-Win Club. Ranking fourth on the all-time list is Fort Wayne’s Arnie Ball (1981-2015) with 574 triumphs.
“We are so fortunate here at Ohio State to have Pete Hanson be the longtime leader of our Men’s Volleyball team, and we are honored to be able to share this milestone with him. This milestone signifies many years of hard work. The impact he has had on his athletes is immeasurable. Thank you and congrats Pete!”
–Janine Oman, SWA | Sport AD | NCAA Men’s Volleyball Committee member
“The presence of a wise and experienced person like Coach Hanson makes the difference in tough moments. It is always easy to resettle and get back on your feet when you have an incredible coach that knows how to win. 700 is a big number!”
–Nicolas Szerszen, four-time All-American
“Coach Hanson gave all his players the opportunity of our lives to play at this incredible institution. We all became part of a larger family because of the culture that he has built over the years. It is this culture and his energy that has led to such an accomplishment. Thank you for all you have done Coach!”
–Christy Blough, starting setter for 2016 and 2017 national championship squads