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.