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Lloy Ball

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Lloy joined the USA Team in June of 1994. Within three weeks he became the starting setter. For the next 14 years, Lloy held the reigns at the setting position. He was also team captain for 10 of those 14 years. During his tenure, Lloy accumulated: a bronze medal at the 1994 World Championships, best server in the world in 1995, starting setter for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, best setter in the world 1999, starting setter and captain of the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympic Teams. Lloy was voted MVP and best setter at the 2007 World League Finals, which the USA won Gold for the first time is their history. Lloy finished his career leading the USA Team to a Gold Medal in Beijing.

Success has been the constant that followed Arnie Ball and catapulted his dream of building a powerhouse men's volleyball program in the Midwest. The drive to reach the top, and eventually bring the NCAA National Championship to his Division I program has been the instrument that has led his clubs to capture or share in seven Midwest intercollegiate volleyball Association Championships - including NCAA final four appearances in 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2006, 2007. He currently has 517 wins as the Head Men's Volleyball coach at IPFW.

Ball coached the IPFW women's team from 1981-1988, winning the Great Lakes Valley Conference four times and earning a spot in the NCAA II tournament in 1987 and 1988. He ended his eight year stint with the women's program with an overall record of 231-102.

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