Former USC All-American, coach Yoder selected to school hall of fame

The first person to win NCAA men’s volleyball championships as both a player and coach is now getting inducted into his school’s hall of fame.

USC announced earlier this week that former outside attacker and coach Bob Yoder was selected to the USC Athletic Hall of Fame.


Yoder as a sophomore in 1977 was a First-Team All-American and helped lead the Trojans to their first national championship. The four-year starter also led USC to the 1979 NCAA championship match and as a senior that year was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team.

After graduating from USC, Yoder played on the U.S. Men’s National Team and became of the head coach at Ohio State where he guided to the Buckeyes to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. Yoder returned to the USC sidelines for the 1982 season and spent the next eight years coaching the team, including guiding the Trojans to the 1988 NCAA championship.

The induction to the USC Athletic Hall of Fame comes after the school opted in 2010 to retire Yoder’s No. 15 jersey.

Yoder is the fifth USC men’s volleyball player to be inducted into the school’s athletic hall of fame. Former All-American outside attacker Bryan Ivie was the last USC player to receive the honor in 2012.

Yoder was one of 16 Trojans selected to the 2015 class of the USC Athletic Hall of Fame. Among the other individuals to be inducted along side Yoder include former USC football coach Pete Carroll and former USC pitcher Mark Prior.

The 2015 class will be officially inducted into the hall of fame during halftime of USC’s home football game against Oregon State on Sept. 27.