Grand Island Central Catholic
Sharon Zavala epitomized coaching excellence with a career of sustained success that covered 40-plus years and a variety of situations. After arriving fresh out of college in 1975, Zavala built Grand Island Central Catholic into a powerhouse that consistently produced collegiate players and championships. At the time of her Hall of Fame induction in 2015, the Crusaders had won nine state championships and claimed eight runner-up trophies in 28 state tournament appearances. She became the states all-time winningest coach in 2010. The Crusaders enjoyed 921 victories in her 40-year coaching career. She was named the National Volleyball Coach of the year in 2007 and was a four-time Nebraska Coach of the Year.