Dr. Cecile Reynaud, author of She Can Coach! was inducted into Florida State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame Friday night, September 11, 2009.
Just one year after graduating from Southwest Missouri State in 1976, Dr. Cecile Reynaud was named head coach of Florida State’s volleyball and over the next 26 years she established the program as one of the nation’s best and in the process she became one of the country’s most well respected volleyball coaches. Over the course of her career at FSU, Reynaud earned a master’s and Ph.D. from Florida State while heading the volleyball program from 1976-2001. She won 635 career matches at FSU which ranks her among the Top 10 in Division 1A career victories. 10 of Reynaud’s Florida State teams won berths in the NCAA Tournament and three in the AIAW Tournament, the governing body of women’s athletics prior to 1982. She won six Metro Conference Championships and one ACC title. She was named Metro Coach of the Year in 1988 and 1989, AVCA South Regional Coach of the Year in 1989, Florida AIAW
Highly respected among her peers, Reynaud was heavily involved on the international stage as well and was chosen as the Deputy Competition Manager for the 1996 Olympic Games where she coordinated the volleyball activities at the Athens, GA venue. She was awarded the prestigious George Fischer Leader in Volleyball Award at the USA Volleyball National Meetings in 1996.
Dr. Cecile Reynaud’s name is synonymous with the sport of volleyball at Florida State as she takes her rightful place in the FSU Hall of Fame. We congratulate her on her accomplishments.