Faces of Sports: Diane Mahoney

Former Sandy Creek head coach Diane Mahoney talks to her
players during the state championship match in 1977.

"Knee pads aren't necessary if you play the game low and move quickly."

Diane Mahoney still remembers those words from Pat Sullivan, Nebraska's first volleyball coach, during a preseason volleyball clinic she attended in 1977.

Those words struck a chord with the members of Mahoney's team, the Sandy Creek Cougars. She was heading into her second season as coach of the Sandy Creek volleyball program.

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