Stanford women’s volleyball: New coach had a tough act to follow

When he was handed the keys to the Stanford women’s volleyball program, Kevin Hambly knew that getting to the Final Four was practically written into the job description.

Maybe the Cardinal won’t make it every year, but it’s a disappointment when it doesn’t occur.

That’s what happens when you succeed a coach like John Dunning, who guided the team to three national titles and eight Final Fours in 16 years. He had two national titles in his previous 16 years at Pacific. Dunning went out on top, retiring after last year’s national championship.

Hambly, 44, had spent eight years at Illlinois, taking the team to the final in 2011 after it knocked off top-ranked USC in the semifinals....

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