Webb to be Inducted into Florida Sports Hall of Fame

Webb to be Inducted into Florida Sports Hall of Fame

ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida Southern College volleyball coaching legend and former director of athletics, Lois Webb, will be inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame as one of 11 members of the FSHOF Class of 2019. The announcement came on Wednesday, and the induction ceremony is set to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Amway Center in Orlando.

Webb, who is being recognized for her coaching career with the Moccasins, was head volleyball coach at Florida Southern for 24 years (1977-2000), compiling a 747-272 (.733) record. When she retired from coaching, her career victory total ranked second in NCAA Division II. Her teams won eight Sunshine State Conference championships, and posted a winning record in all 24 years. Four times a Webb-coached team reached the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament, with her 1981, 1989 and 1991 teams finishing fourth and her 1990 team finishing fifth. She was Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year five times and South Region Coach of the Year three times. Under her guidance, 18 Florida Southern College players earned All-America status.

She also served as head basketball coach from 1977-82, and began the women's golf program, serving as head coach for the first two seasons. A member of the Sunshine State Conference and Polk County Sports Halls of Fame, Webb is a 2002 recipient of the Founders Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. In December of 2003, she was inducted into the inaugural class of the AVCA Hall of Fame. Webb served as an athletics administrator from 1981-2008, including eight years as the director of athletics (2000-08).

This year's Florida Sports Hall of Fame Class also includes former LPGA great Annika Sorenstam, NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Daunte Culpepper, Orlando Magic great Nick Anderson, Boston Red Sox legend Jason Varitek, and Heisman Trophy-winning Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke. Also included are Chuck Rohe, long-time track and field coach at the University of Tennessee, retired Stetson University baseball coach Pete Dunn, former Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowler David Little, and former Florida Tech and U.S. National Soccer great Winston DuBose.

The 58th Florida Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando. Ticket and sponsorship information can be found at www.FlaSportsHOF.org.