Kehe inducted into Iowa Girls' Coaches Association Volleyball Hall of Fame
Tue, Nov. 22, 2011 - [Women's Volleyball]
 

On November 19, Loras College head volleyball coach Teresa Kehe was inducted into the Iowa Girls' Coaches Association (IGCA) Volleyball Hall of Fame as part of the Senior All-Star Weekend.

 

Coach Teresa Kehe started the volleyball program at Tripoli High School in Tripoli, Iowa in 1983. Prior to arriving at Tripoli, she played volleyball at Cedar Rapids Jefferson and then went on to play for four years at the University of Northern Iowa.

 

During her 22 years at Tripoli, she posted a 579-140-37 record which ranks her in the top five coaches in Iowa history. Had she remained at Tripoli rather than moving to Loras College six seasons ago, she would likely be the all-time leader with more than 800 wins.

 

Kehe led the Panthers to eight straight state tournaments and played in the finals all eight years, winning six state titles – fourth most all time. She was named Iowa Coach of the Year six times. In 2003 and 2006 - her final season at Tripoli - she was one of six finalists for the U.S. National Coach of the Year.



Most recently Teresa has been the Head Coach here at Loras College in Dubuque. Prior to her arrival the Duhawks had never been to the NCAA Division III Championships. In just her third year at Loras, the team won their first Iowa Conference title by going undefeated at 8-0 in the conference an 34-5 overall. They went on to win their first ever IIAC tournament title and earned the automatic qualifier berth to their first ever NCAA tournament. Two years later, the Duhawks won the conference again at 7-1 and 26-9 overall.

 

She is third on Loras' all-time wins list after six seasons at the helm behind current Associate Director of Athletics Denise Udelhofen (Bodensteiner) at 150 and Connie Hodge, with 126. Kehe sits at 115-94.



At Tripoli, Kehe's resume boasts the following;


6 Team Championships, fifth all-time
3 Consecutive Team Titles, (twice) - fourth all-time
8 Final Four Appearances - fourth all-time
8 Consecutive Final Four Appearances - third all-time