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
|1999||PLU||20||6||.769||13||3||.813||1st||1-1 at NCAA West Regionals|
|2004||PLU||17||7||.708||15||1||.938||1st||1-1 at NCAA West Regionals|
|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|
|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|
|Totals||373||172||.684||257||79||.765||2-10 at NCAA West Regionals|