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The Leaders of Troy

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USC athletics proudly boasts two dynasties as we continue to look back at the triumphs of 2010-11.

With nine USC national championships on his coaching resume, Jovan Vavic is the king of the college pool.  He led men's water polo to a three-peat in 2010 and women's water polo to another Final Four in 2011.

jovan-practice.jpgVavic (photo by Daily Trojan) was named the national coach of the year for the third season running.

Peter Smith is on a similarly historic run with Trojan men's tennis.  With three straight NCAA trophies in the hopper, he is already eyeing a fourth with singles champ Steve Johnson and "Mr. Clutch" Daniel Nguyen coming back for their senior years.

In her 15th year, Andrea Gaston was named NGCA National Coach of the Year after a season in which she steered the women's golf program to a Pac-10 title and a regular season #1 ranking.

Bill Ferguson and USC men's volleyball went wire-to-wire in the regular season as the top team in the country.  The Final Four coach was honored as the MPSF Coach of the Year.

On the women's volleyball side, Mick Haley is building a young program that pulled off a surprising run to the Final Four, which was his fifth trip as the Trojans' leader.

While Dave Salo deserves great credit for women's swimming and diving finishing third at nationals, diving coach Hongping Li won Pac-10 Coach of the Year.

Finally, 2010-11 ushered in the Lane Kiffin era in football.  Plus, Lindsey Munday was hired to build the women's lacrosse program from scratch and Frank Cruz turned his interim gig into the head coach of USC baseball.

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