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Volleyball - Mon, Jun. 19, 2017

The Scottsdale Community College Volleyball program had their leader pick up a huge honor by being nominated to the ACCAC Hall of Fame this Summer.

Regina Mannix is one of the most accomplished coaches and former players in Arizona. Mannix began her career at Scottsdale as the Assistant Volleyball Coach, but quickly advanced to take the reins as Head Coach and the former Assistant Athletic Director. During her past 20 years as Head Coach, Mannix has produced several NJCAA All-Americans and multiple ACCAC Players of the Year. This past season, Mannix and her Artichokes made it to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament and took home 5th place overall. The 2005 season produced an ACCAC Conference Co-Championship (15-3) as well a Region I Championship. The 2005 team finished 3rd in the NJCAA Division II National Championship. In the 2001 season, SCC was the ACCAC Conference Co-Champions with a conference record of 16-2 and an overall season record of 33-11. The season was also marked by Scottsdale's seventh straight playoff appearance. The 2001 team had four players chosen to All-ACCAC Teams, one All-American, the ACCAC Player of the Year, two Academic All-Americans, and was an NJCAA Academic All American Team. Mannix was also honored as the ACCAC Coach of the Year.

"I have throughout my time at SCC and in the ACCAC had the good fortune of being surrounded by talented students and staff." said Mannix. "Of all that we have been able to accomplish during my time at SCC I am most proud not of the wins and losses but in the lessons taught, and the impact that we have had on numerous young people's lives assisting in their academic and personal development. Being inducted into the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Hall of Fame is an incredible honor for myself, my staff, and our program as a whole."

Mannix's prowess and accomplishments on the court in high school and college have formed the foundation for her coaching style. Mannix grew up in Norwalk, California and attended Gahr High School in Cerritos, California. While at Gahr, she played for renowned volleyball coach Brian Gimmillaro. While still in high school, Mannix competed as a setter internationally in Finland, England and Russia. In 1983, as a senior, Mannix was named C.I.F. Co-Player of the Year and was also named All-State. She was also ranked 2nd in the 1984, Volleyball Magazine, "Fab Fifty" recruit list.

In the fall of 1984, Mannix received a scholarship to set for the Arizona State Sun Devils. While at Arizona State Mannix played for Debbie Brown (Notre Dame) and Sue Woodstra (2008 Olympic Assistant Coach). Mannix immediately stepped in as the teams starting setter. During her freshman season at ASU, Mannix was named All-Tournament at the LSU Invitational Tournament and was Honorable Mention All-Conference in the WCAA. Mannix led the Sun Devils in hitting %, aces, digs and assists. Mannix set 2 new Sun Devil freshman records in aces & assists. In her sophomore year, Mannix was the MVP of the Roadrunner Invitational and was also Second Team All-Conference in the PacWest. During this season and the following ('85 & '86), Mannix was asked to participate in two U.S. Olympic Sports Festivals; at which, she earned two silver medals. During her junior season, in addition to the Festival competition, Mannix was also named the Co-MVP at the Nebraska Husker Invitational Tournament and Second Team All-Conference in the Pac-10. She was also honored as an All-Region selection and as a NCAA All-American. In 1987, Mannix's senior season, she received an All-Region selection and was named First Team All-Conference in the Pac-10.

Mannix currently holds seven records at the University. Mannix holds two "Freshman Records" for aces in a season and aces in a match. She holds two "Single Match" records for assists per match and aces per match. She has "Single Season" record for aces in a season. And she holds two "Career" records for total career assists and total career aces. Complimenting these university records, Mannix also currently holds four Pac-10 records. She has the third most career assists in Pac 10 history with 5,180 assists. She also holds the third position in Pac-10 history for the most assists in a single match with 90 assists. In addition to her accomplishments setting, Mannix is also ranked second in Pac-10 history in career service aces with 178 aces. She also holds the second place Pac 10 record for service aces in a single match with 9 aces.

Mannix graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Administration and received her Masters in Counseling in the summer of 2001. Mannix also has two daughters, Riley and McKenna, with her husband Brian.

National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Hall of Fame 2008

Arizona Community College Athletic Association (ACCAC) Coach of the year in 2001, 2003, 2006.

·         American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Southwest Coach of the year in 2003 & 2005.

·         NJCAA District G Coach of the Year in 2003, 2004,2005 and 2008

·         Phoenix Women's Sports Association (PWSA) Coach of the Year in 2003. 

·         NJCAA Coaches President 2010-2012

Mannix has successfully coached her players which have been awarded the following designations during her career at SCC:

·         50 players were selected all-conference in the ACCAC.

·         18 players were selected All-Region 1.

·         3 players were selected as Player of the Year.

·         13 players were selected as Players of the Week in the ACCAC.

·         4 players were selected as NJCAA DII Players of the Week.

Mannix actively supports the SCC Athletic Department's mission and vision to recruit, educate and motivate student-athletes. She continuously guides her student-athletes to complete their associate's degree and continue their college education by transferring to a four year institution.