Angelo State University announced Wednesday that former ASU director of athletics and head women’s volleyball coach, Kathleen Brasfield, will be inducted into the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the 2016 Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon during the AVCA Convention in December in Columbus, Ohio.
Brasfield was hired in 1978, as ASU’s head volleyball coach and took over the post of women’s athletic director in 1982, and overall athletic director in 2004. Before the 2005 season, she retired as one of the winningest volleyball coaches in D-II history to focus on her responsibilities as athletic director before retiring in 2012.
In her 26 years as ASU head volleyball coach, Brasfield led the Rambelles to 647 wins. She was named the Lone Star Conference Coach of the Year, a league-record eight times; and retired as one of the top five winningest active coaches in NCAA D-II. Additionally, she led the Rambelles to seven league titles, including four consecutive LSC crowns from 1982-85.
Honors and awards for Brasfield include being named a member of the LSC’s All-75 Year Team in 2007 as a volleyball coach and earning the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport Pathfinder Award for her contributions to the achievement of women in sports. She served as chair of the Division II Management Council in 2010 and received the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year Award for Division II’s West Region in 2011. She also served on NCAA D-II Volleyball Regional Advisory Committee and the NCAA D-II Volleyball National Advisory Committee.
Brasfield was also awarded the 2013 Division II Athletics Directors Association Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Angelo State Athletics Hall of Honor. Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor and National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Hall of Fame in 2014.