STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Long-time Clarion head volleyball coach Shari Campbell and long-time Cochranton head coach Marci Malliard will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Friday, Dec. 2.
The induction ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Toftrees in State College, Pa. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Daryl Wessner at 570-764-4965.
Campbell and Malliard, both state championship-winning coaches, are two of four inductees this year. The other two are Denny Cruse, a player, coach, official, and league organizer, and Jim Hopton, a Senior Tour Player, and multi-year national champion.
Campbell, Clarion’s coach since 1999 after a brief stint at Clarion-Limestone in the mid-1990s, has guided Clarion to three PIAA Class 1A titles (2012, 2020, 2021) and PIAA runner-up finishes in 2010 and 2011. The Lady Cats have also won 15 District 9 titles in her 23 years at the helm, and Campbell has amassed a record of 437-70 (includes a forfeit win over A-C Valley in the 2020 D9 playoffs when A-C Valley was forced to forfeit due to COVID-19). Between 2020 and 2022 her teams won 47 straight matches, including 46 in a row on the court (see above forfeit win).
Malliard. who announced earlier this year that 2022 would be her final season as the head coach, just finished her 25th year as the Cochranton head woman guiding the Cardinals to a second-place D10 Class 1A finish. In her 25 years, she led Cochranton to one PIAA title (2004) and three PIAA runner-up finishes (1999 -Class 2A, 2007 – Class 1A, and 2013 – Class 1A. Under her direction, the Cardinals also won 10 District 10 titles.
In her time at Cochranton, Malliard went 410-107, including a string of 72 straight region matches from 2004-2008.