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1977 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament

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Dates  May 1977
Champions  USC (1st title)
Teams  4
Matches played  4
1977 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament
Runners-up  Ohio State (1st title match)
Attendance  5,152 (1,288 per match)

The 1977 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament was the eighth annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's college volleyball. The tournament was played at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.


USC defeated Ohio State in the final match, 3–1 (15–7, 5–15, 15–10, 15–12), to win their first national title. Coached by Ernie Hix, the Trojans finished the season 18–1.

USC's Celso Kalache was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. An All-tournament team of seven players was also named.


Until the creation of the NCAA Men's Division III Volleyball Championship in 2012, there was only a single national championship for men's volleyball. As such, all NCAA men's volleyball programs (whether from Division I, Division II, or Division III) were eligible. A total of 4 teams were invited to contest this championship.

Tournament bracket

  • Site: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
  • All tournament team

  • Celso Kalache, USC (Most outstanding player)
  • Marc Waldie, Ohio State
  • Dusty Dvorak, USC
  • Bob Yoder, USC
  • Aldis Berzins, Ohio State
  • Mike Buckingham, Ohio State
  • Nestor Paslawsky, Rutgers–Newark
  • References

    1977 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament Wikipedia

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