Pat Powers, 2018
Pat Powers attended Santa Monica HS and then Santa Monica Junior College where he led the team to the 1977 California State title. He then transferred to USC where he was a key hitter/blocker for 1980 NCAA championship team after being a starter on the 1979 NCAA runner-up team. He represented the USA in the 1979 Pan-American Games. Pat was a two-time NCAA All-American and two-time NCAA All-Tournament team selection. An ll-time USVBA All-American, 5-time champion and twice the USA National Player of the Year, Powers excelled internationally as a member of the 1984 USA Indoor Gold Medal Olympic team, plus 1985 World Cup title squad.
He was the 1986 Co-USA Team MVP (with 2017 SCIVBHOF member Karch Kiraly) as the squad won the World Championship. After retiring as a player, he spent six-years as USC Men’s Volleyball head coach winning 100 matches and twice coming within one win of the NCAA Volley Four. He is now a national clinician for the sport. After retiring indoors, he played on the beach and won 12 tournaments, becoming one of only a handful of players to ever win both NCAA and Beach Titles. He was a member of USA VB 75th Anniversary Team (1978-2002) and a member of Pac-12 and ‘Volleyball Magazine’ All-Century team.