Trish Kissiar Gilliam
TRISH KISSIAR GILLIAM
Trish Kissiar played four of coach Linda Dollar’s winningest team in Kissiar’s career with the volleyball Bears from 1976 to 1979. The 1976 Bears were 47-7-3 and won state and regional AIAW titles and advanced to seventh in the national meet. In 1977, SMS was 57-7-3 and repeated its state, regional and national finishes of a year earlier. The 1978 Bears were 37-18 with a state title and a regional runner-up finish and a 17th place in the AIAW national meet. In 1979, SMS was 36-17 with state and region titles and another 17th finish in the nationals. Kissiar would go on to a long and successful career as a volleyball coach at the junior college level at the West Plains campus of the University.