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The winningest volleyball coach in school history, Head Coach Pam Briggs is heading into her 20th season at the helm at Capital.
In 2011, the Crusaders posted their first 20-win season since 2008, reaching the OAC Tournament quarterfinals before falling against NCAA qualifier Mount Union. Capital, which finished 20-12 and 4-5 in the OAC, merited two all-conference selections and three Academic All-OAC picks. The Crusaders finished 4-0 at the Manchester Tournament (Sept. 16-17) and the Fredonia Blue Devil Invitational (Sept. 30-Oct. 1).The 2000s saw Capital win a pair of OAC championships while earning a spot in the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. Nine Crusaders were recognized as All-OAC First Team performers, and 15 players were named to the OAC All-Academic squad. Three more student athletes were selected as Academic All-Americans for their prowess in the classroom. Briggs also directed the Crusaders to eight consecutive 20-win seasons during that span.In 2006, the Crusaders made their second-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament and earned the program's first NCAA Tournament win. In 2005, she led Capital to its first-ever Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament crown and earned OAC Coach of the Year honors for the third time in her career and AVCA Regional Coach of the Year honors.After three years as an assistant coach Briggs was named head coach at Capital in 1993 and has established the Crusaders into one of the top programs in not only the OAC but the region. Aside from the tournament success the past few seasons, Briggs' team's have won the 1996 and 2003 OAC regular season titles. Aside from team success, Briggs has coached some of the OAC's best players as her program has had the OAC Player of the Year five times and the OAC Freshman of the Year twice. Her teams have been equally as impressive in the classroom winning numerous Academic All-OAC, Academic All-District and Academic All-American honors with two players being named national Academic All-American of the Year. A Reynoldsburg, Ohio native, Briggs was a four-year letter winner and team captain of the Kent State University volleyball squad. Following her playing career at KSU, Briggs spent two seasons as an assistant volleyball coach at Reynoldsburg High School (1987-88) and three seasons as an assistant at Capital (1989-92).Along with her volleyball coaching duties at Capital, Briggs also serves as an advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and an instructor for the health and sports science department.Briggs' Year by Year
First Collegiate Win - 1993 at Earlham (Ind.) (3-0)100th Collegiate Win - 1998 vs. Otterbein (3-1)200th Collegiate Win - 2003 vs. Rhodes College (Tenn.) (3-2)300th Collegiate Win - 2006 vs. Ohio Northern (3-1)
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