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Kevin Aoki
Kevin Aoki
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 253-536-1900
Email: aokika@plu.edu

Kevin Aoki, who has led Pacific Lutheran to nine Northwest Conference championships (1999, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014) has posted a 373-172 record in 21 years as head coach at his alma mater.

Since taking over the PLU coaching job in 1996, Aoki has been named NWC Coach of the Year eight times (1999, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013) and the AVCA West Region Coach of the Year three times (1999, 2004 and 2007).

The Hawai'i native came to the Pacific Lutheran volleyball program in the fall of 1996 with a wealth of high school coaching experience. He led the Bethel High School program for 12 seasons, with nine of his teams qualifying for the state tournament.

Aoki received his bachelor's degree in physical education in 1984 from Pacific Lutheran University. While attending PLU, Aoki served as volunteer assistant coach of the women's volleyball program in 1983. He also played on the Lute men's club team. He earned his master's in Educational Technology from City University in 1995. In high school, Aoki attended Iolani School in Honolulu, where as a defensive specialist he helped his team to a second-place finish in the boys' prep state volleyball tournament.

A math teacher at Bethel Junior High School, Aoki also serves as ninth grade girls basketball coach. Aoki, his wife Bethany (a PLU graduate) and their sons, Aiden and Brennan, live in Puyallup.

Career Coaching Record

    Overall Conference  
Year School W L PCT W L PCT Place Postseason Notes
1996 PLU 15 16 .484 9 7 .563 4th (tie)  
1997 PLU 12 17 .414 6 10 .375 6th  
1998 PLU 13 13 .500 9 7 .563 4th  
1999 PLU 20 6 .769 13 3 .813 1st 1-1 at NCAA West Regionals
2000 PLU 14 11 .560 9 7 .563 4th  
2001 PLU 17 7 .708 10 6 .625 4th (tie)  
2002 PLU 16 8 .667 10 6 .625 4th  
2003 PLU 21 5 .808 13 3 .813 2nd  
2004 PLU 17 7 .708 15 1 .938 1st 1-1 at NCAA West Regionals
2005 PLU 14 9 .609 11 5 .688 4th  
2006 PLU 20 7 .741 14 2 .875 1st (tie) 0-1 at NCAA West Regionals
2007 PLU 23 4 .852 16 0 1.000 1st 0-1 at NCAA West Regionals
2008 PLU 20 7 .741 14 2 .875 1st 0-1 at NCAA West Regionals
2009 PLU 20 7 .741 16 0 1.000 1st 0-1 at NCAA West Regionals
2010 PLU 19 7 .731 13 3 .813 2nd (tie)  
2011 PLU 21 6 .778 13 3 .813 2nd 0-1 at NCAA West Regionals
2012 PLU 20 6 .769 14 2 .875 1st 0-1 at NCAA West Regionals
2013 PLU 19 6 .760 15 1 .938 1st 0-1 at NCAA West Regionals
2014 PLU 21 5 .808 14 2 .875 1st (tie) 0-1 at NCAA West Regionals
2015 PLU 18 7 .720 12 4 .750 2nd  
2016 PLU 13 11 .541 11 5 .688 2nd  
Totals   373 172 .684 257 79 .765   2-10 at NCAA West Regionals