Head Volleyball Coach Lisa Rhodes was recently honored at a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Big South Conference when the UNC Asheville team she coached was named among 25 Best of the Best.

With Rhodes as the head coach, the Bulldogs won three straight regular-season Big South Championships with tournament titles in 1991 and 1992. They compiled a 22-1 regular-season conference record during that span and a 29-2 mark including league tournament matches.

In 1991, Rhodes guided UNC Asheville to the Big South title and the National Invitational Volleyball Championship in Dayton, Ohio; the first-ever postseason berth for a Big South volleyball team. In 1992, the Bulldogs set a school record with a 32-6 overall mark.

“I was truly honored to be included as one of the top 25 moments in Big South Conference history,” Rhodes said. “It was an exciting, well-coordinated event. My time at UNC Asheville was very special with outstanding teams. Going through three seasons with just one Big South Conference loss was a great accomplishment.”

Rhodes, about to enter her 14th year at Chattanooga, earned a 97-79 coaching record at UNCA from 1989-93.

The list was selected by a committee of athletics administrators from each current Big South institution.

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