Terrance "Terry" Gamble
Year Inducted: 2010
Terrance “Terry” Gamble grew up in Port Huron with strong supportive parents and many influential coaches. As a youth Terry was actively playing baseball for his father (the coach) and developed into an outstanding goalie in the Port Huron Minor Hockey Association. During this time he appreciated good coaching and later realized how these coaches influenced his young childhood. To this day, his coaching style and coaching theory mimics the way he was taught from playing for his Dad and the many coaches from his Travel hockey teams.
Already inducted, as a hockey player, into the Port Huron Sports Hall of Fame with the 1971 “Star Oilers” Port Huron Minor Hockey Team and with the SCCCC 2000 Skippers Volleyball Team, Terry has had many other accomplishments to this date as a Volleyball Coach. In 2006 Terry was inducted into the NJCAA Volleyball Hall of Fame, was selected as National Coach of the year, AVCA Midwest Region Coach of the year, and NJCAA D1 National Coach of the year, just to name a few. Terry has an impressive .827 winning percentage in his 15 years as a coach. Terry’s fondest memories and accomplishments have been winning the Jr. College National Championships while coaching at St. Clair County Community College in 2000, 2004 and repeating in 2006.
Terry received his education starting at St. Clair County Community College, transferring to Western Michigan University, and then furthering his coaching education with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the United States Sports Academy. Terry is currently the new head coach at McNeese State University (Div 1) in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Prior to this, Terry coached at Midland Lutheran College, Iowa Western Community College, and Mott Community College. Terry has many coaching certificates including CAP 1, CAP 11, Impact 1&11, and is a USA Certified Official.
Terry has three children (Kyle 23, Kristi 19, and Kody 14). He is active with “Dig Pink” breast cancer awareness, the AVCA organization, and he always enjoys coming back “home” to Port Huron. Terry attributes his success in coaching Volleyball to his parents, his players, and the help from school administrations, past coaches, family and friends.