Scott Luster

Scott Luster is the former head women's Volleyball coach for Bradley University, Louisiana State University and the University of Louisville. He holds a career collegiate coaching record of 571-365.

Luster’s collegiate coaching career began in 1980 at the University of Louisville, where he posted a record of 140-90 and won two Metro Conference titles and received a pair of NCAA Tournament bids.

Luster achieved major success after moving to LSU in 1985. In his first season at Baton Rouge, the Lady Tigers claimed the Southeastern Conference title while recording a 33-10 record. The very next season LSU won another SEC title, as well as an NCAA berth with a 35-9 mark.

Luster’s best years at LSU were 1990 and 1991, when his teams were a combined 69-9, won two more SEC titles, and made two NCAA Final Four appearances. During the 1990 season, LSU put together a 32-match home-court winning streak, which ranks as the 10th longest such streak in NCAA history.

Overall, Luster was 308-161 in 13 seasons at LSU, including an 88-56 record in SEC contests. His teams won five SEC titles, earned six NCAA Tournament berths and his 1991 team’s .946 winning percentage (a 35-2 record) is the best single-season mark in SEC history. Luster was named the SEC Coach of the Year three times, and coached six All-Americans.

Luster began his coaching career with the Orlando Women’s Volleyball Club, leading it to the Florida AAU Championship. After moving to Columbus, Ohio, Luster coached five seasons at Whitehall-Yearling High School, winning the 1979 AAA state championship and being honored by the Columbus Dispatch as the Coach of the Year.

Luster has served on both the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the United States Volleyball Association. He also was a highly-rated referee on the international level from 1982 to 1996, allowing him to see the best volleyball competition in the world. In 1989, Luster was a recipient of the United States Volleyball Association Leader in Volleyball Award, an honor which is bestowed upon those who have contributed to the sport in all phases of the game.

Luster has officiated three NCAA Men’s Championships (1984, 1990 and 1992) and had a strong involvement in the U.S. Olympic Festival, coaching the Midwest squad to a silver medal in 1978 and the South squad to a gold medal in 1987, serving as head referee in 1982, and as the East Coordinator in 1983.

Luster has fashioned an overall record of 123-114 during his eight seasons at Bradley. Unfortunately, due to poor performance in the 2007 season, Bradley has decided not to renew his contract at the end of the year.

Preceded by
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Bradley Head Volleyball Coach
1998-2007
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Ruth Nelson
LSU Lady Tigers Head Volleyball Coach
1985-1997
Succeeded by
Fran Flory
Preceded by
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Louisville Head Volleyball Coach
1980-1984
Succeeded by
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