Fantastic Fergie

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USC men's volleyball head coach Bill Ferguson was named the AVCA National Coach of the Year for leading the Trojans to the NCAA final in a season that was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Troy.

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Random fact: Ferguson is now a two-time National Coach of the Year (2009 and 2012) and the 2011 MPSF Coach of the Year, but he has never won both awards in the same season.

The USC men's volleyball program waved goodbye to a historically talented senior class after 2011, so the Trojans were picked to finish a mediocre fifth in the conference.  Instead, Ferguson's 2012 crew won 18 consecutive matches, rose to the No. 1 national ranking and earned the MPSF regular season title.

After starting the season 5-4, Ferguson found a mix that inspired the program's longest winning streak in two decades and a 24-6 overall record.  The Trojans showed their consistent dominance by posting 3-0 sweeps in 17 of the team's 24 wins.

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Well you know I am going to respond to this post.
The regular season means absolutely nothing as the Trojans found out. Coach of the Year for losing in the conference semis after being ahead 2 - 0 in sets, and then the national title match being swept when all were played on your home court. The Irvine coach deserved the award which I hate to admit in public press. Give me the winners, not the awards.

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