Bill Odeneal
Bill Odeneal
Full Name:  William Thomas Odeneal
     Born:  July 15, 1920 in Montevallo, Al
     Died:  June 12, 1997

FSU Career
Coaches & Administrators


Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1985
A pioneer in the development of intercollegiate volleyball, Bill Odeneal became the nation's first full-time college coach at Florida State University in 1949. Dr. Odeneal's Seminole spikers were the nation's best in the fifties, winning three NCAA championships. The Garnet and Gold, under Odeneal's direction also claimed eight state AAU titles and many regional championships.

In addition to his coaching, Dr. Odeneal has written many articles about the sport and co-authored the book "Beginning Volleyball." He has served on many national athletic bodies and was a charter member of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament Committee. Bill Odeneal played a vital role in gaining national attention for the athletic program for the young Florida State University.

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