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Carol Dewey

Carol Dewey

Carol Dewey is an American volleyball coach. She became the first head coach of Purdue University's women's volleyball team in 1975. She retired in 1994.[1] After retiring as a head coach, Dewey worked as a compliance and academic officer.

Carol Dewey
Occupationvolleyball coach

Early life

Dewey is from Brecksville, Ohio. In 1967, she graduated from Muskingum College.[2]



As a player, she was on the 1975 U.S. National Team. Dewey was also a part of the E. Pluribus Unum team in 1972 and 1973, winning national championships both years.[2]


Dewey coached at Purdue University for 20 years, from 1975 to 1994.[2] The program became the first women's revenue sport at Purdue University.[3]

Under Dewey, Purdue's team produced five All-Americans, six Academic All-Americans, and 39 players that received the All-Big Ten award. She also coached three teams that won Big Ten titles, in 1980, 1982, and 1985.[3]

In her ninth season as Purdue's head coach, Dewey led Purdue to an undefeated regular season. They finished the season ranked eighth in the country.[4]

Dewey remained with Purdue after retiring from coaching, working as a compliance and academic officer from 1995 to 2000.[2] She retired with an overall record of 469–256, a Purdue record for wins for a single sport coach.[5]


Dewey was inducted into the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2005, she was inducted into the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.[3]

She received the Bertha Lucas All-Time Great Coach Award from USA Volleyball. Dewey was a three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year, achieving the honor in 1982, 1985, and 1987.[2]

Head coaching record

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Purdue University (Big Ten) (1975–1994)
1975 Purdue University 15-16-
1976 Purdue University 21-16-
1977 Purdue University 25-11-
1978 Purdue University 38-9-
1979 Purdue University 33-16-
1980 Purdue University 38-15-
1981 Purdue University 34-8-
1982 Purdue University 33-1-
1983 Purdue University 26-6-
1984 Purdue University 25-12-
1985 Purdue University 34-4-
1986 Purdue University 19-16-
1987 Purdue University 24-14-
1988 Purdue University 19-15-
1989 Purdue University 13-20-
1990 Purdue University 21-11-
1991 Purdue University 13-16-
1992 Purdue University 17-30-
1993 Purdue University 15-14-
1994 Purdue University 6-23-

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. "Program History". Purdue Sports. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  2. "Dewey Honored by USA Volleyball". Purdue Sports. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  3. "Honoring A Legend". CBS Sports. October 25, 2007. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  4. "Perfect season unexpected treat for Purdue's Dewey". Journal and Courier. December 3, 1982. p. 17. Retrieved October 25, 2017 via
  5. "Purdue Roundup". Journal and Courier. August 26, 2000. p. 23. Retrieved October 29, 2017 via
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