1981-1989 Men's Volleyball

Joseph Sagula

Position: Head Coach

Penn Men's Volleyball: During his time at Penn, Joseph Sagula served as the head men's coach from 1981-89. His record with the men, which competed at both the varsity and club levels, was 111-75 (.597). He was named EIVA club conference coach of the year in 1989.

UNC-Chapel Hill Volleyball: The winningest coach in North Carolina volleyball history, Sagula has been at the helm for five of UNC's ACC crowns and eight of its 12 NCAA appearances. The Tar Heels have gone 421-272 since he joined the program in 1990, a winning percentage over 60 percent. Sagula has achieved this success after coming to Chapel Hill from the University of Pennsylvania where he compiled a 203-123 record in nine seasons, giving him a career mark of 624-385.

Carolina has won more ACC titles - 11 - than any other program. Sagula has the most ACC wins of any coach in history with 209, and his five ACC titles rank second among any ACC coach. In 14 seasons, Sagula led the Tar Heels to six appearances in the ACC championship match and 10 appearances in the ACC Tournament semifinals. Sagula has also coached five ACC Players of the Year.

Penn Women's Volleyball: During Sagula's tenure at Penn, the Quakers won Ivy League titles in 1983, 1986 and 1989. Sagula was also named the Ivy League Coach of the Year four consecutive seasons.

Previous: At the December 2002 meetings of the American Volleyball Coaches Association in New Orleans, Sagula was elected president of the AVCA for a two-year term starting in January 2004.

Sagula chaired the NCAA Division I All-America Committee for four years while at Penn and served four years on the AVCA Board of Directors as the Awards Chairman. While there he earned three letters in volleyball, captaining the team his senior year. During the summer of 1990, Sagula served as an assistant coach for the USA National Women's Volleyball B Team, which trained in Walnut Creek, Calif. Twice he has coached at the United States Olympic Festival - in 1987 in Chapel Hill as an assistant coach and in 1989 in Oklahoma City as a head coach. In both cases, his teams took home silver medals.

Personal: A native of The Bronx, N.Y., Joe Sagula earned his bachelor's degree from the State University of New York, College at New Paltz in 1978. He married the former Ingrid Weber in May of 2008.

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