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Kus to be inducted to NYSPHSAA Hall

Former Sweet Home volleyball coach Sally Kus will be among five inductees to the New York State Public High School Athetic Association's Hall of Fame this summer.

Kus was accurately described in the association's press release as "an icon in interscholastic volleyball in Western New York."

Kus had a 794-29 record at Sweet Home from 1974 to 1996, including 21 consecutive ECIC league titles (76-96), 20 straight Section VI Championships (77-96), 15 Far West Regional Championships in a row (81-96) and six consecutive state titles from 1990 to 1995.

In 1987 she was named National High School Federation Volleyball Coach of the Year as Sweet Home was ranked as the top volleyball program in the country by Volleyball Monthly. Four years later, Sweet Home was ranked first in the country by USA Today and Volleyball Monthly.

She is also a member of the Sweet Home High School Hall of Fame (1993), National Volleyball Hall of Fame (1996) and Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame (1996). In 1994, Kus received the National Woman's Sports Foundation Coaches award. In 2004, she published a book titled "Coaching Volleyball Successfully." She has coached more than 150 Division I scholarship recipients.

Kus, who coached at the University at Buffalo, now coaches at Cuba-Rushford in Section V where she is 57-7.

Also inducted at the NYSPHSAA's Annual Hall of Fame Banquet on August 4 at the Inn at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville will be coach Stanley B. Moore of Section X (North Country) hockey power Massena and administrators Nicholas DeCillis of Section XI (Suffolk County, L.I.), Martha Slack of Section X and James Tolle of Section VIII (Nassau County, L.I.)

The Hall of Fame is mirrored after the National Federation of State High School Associations program which recognizes individuals in the categories of athlete, coach, official, administrator and related contributor.

---Keith McShea


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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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