Volleyball Coach, 1972-95
Inducted May 8, 1983
After 24 seasons heading the SMS volleyball program, Linda Dollar retired from coaching in 1995 with a career record of 758-266-21, ranking her second on the all-time wins list at the time. After hanging up her coaching whistle, Dollar became the first full-time compliance officer for the SMS athletic department after already having served as assistant director of women’s athletics since 1982. A 1970 SMS graduate, Dollar was a three-time league Coach of the Year and led the Bears to three NCAA appearances and 10 AIAW national tournament berths, with a top AIAW finish of fifth in 1981. A St. Louis native, Dollar was the first female inducted into the Springfield Sports Hall of Fame. She also served as a Field of Play Supervisor for men’s and women’s volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.