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Mary Wise

The architect of one of the most storied programs in NCAA Division I volleyball history, Mary Wise is also the first woman Division I head coach to reach 1,000 career wins, and just the fourth head coach overall to hit the milestone.

She finished her 31st season at the helm of the Gators in 2021 and has racked up unprecedented accomplishments during that time: 24 SEC titles, including 18 straight from 1991–08, 31 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, eight Final Fours, 15 SEC Coach of the Year honors, and two trips to the NCAA Championship match in 2003 and 2017. In fact, she’s the only woman head coach to reach the semifinals multiple times. Wise has also coached all 45 Florida All-Americans in Gator Volleyball history.