Mary Jo Peppler

Mary Jo Peppler (born 1944) is a retired American volleyball player and coach. Peppler was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 1990.

Early life

Peppler was born in 1944 in Rockford, Illinois. Peppler attended Sul Ross State and was an six time All-American.


Peppler has coached (as the assistant or head coach) at Utah State, Florida and Kentucky.

She guided E. Pluribus Unum professional of Houston, Texas, to crowns in 1972 in Salt Lake City and 1973 in Duluth, Minnesota, and Utah State University to the championship in 1981 in Arlington, Texas.

From 1991-96, she mentored the number-one women's beach volleyball team of Karolyn Kirby and Liz Masakayan.


Peppler's international experience includes playing on the 1964 U.S. Olympic Team, on the 1967 U.S. Gold Medal Pan American Team (named to All Tournament Team), and at the 1970 World Championships where she was named the tournaments most outstanding player.


Professionally, Peppler was the player/coach for the El Paso Sol (1975) and Phoenix Heat (1976) of the International Volleyball Association as well as Major League Volleyball's New York Liberties in 1987 and 1988.

Other honors Peppler received include All-Star honors in 1987 and 1988, All-Pro award in 1987, and the USVBA's "All-Time Great Player' Award in 1982. She was inducted into the Women's Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.


  • Wrote Inside Volleyball for Women (Copyright 1977)
  • Contributed to Coaching tips for the 90's (Copyright 1991)
  • Wrote Chapter 10 of the Volleyball Coaching Bible entitled "Using New and Proven Teaching Techniques" (Copyright 2002)


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