Sally Kus 2014


Sweet Home Central

Kus Sally Kus is an icon in interscholastic volleyball in Western New York. Kus was the girls head volleyball coach at Sweet Home High School from 1974 to 1996. During her tenure at Sweet Home she compiled an impressive 794- 29 record which included 21 consecutive ECIC League Championship titles (‘76-’96), 20 consecutive Section VI Championships (‘77-’96), 15 consecutive Far  West  Regional  Championships (‘81-’96)  and six  consecutive  NYSPHSAA  Championships from 1990 to 1995. In 1985, Kus broke the National High School Federation Record for most consecutive victories at 219 then re-set her own record by earning 292 straight wins in 1987—a year in which she was named National Federation Volleyball Coach of the Year and saw her program ranked as the best volleyball program in the country by Volleyball Monthly. Just four years later, her program was ranked #1 in the country by USA Today and Volleyball Monthly.

Numerous Halls of Fame have recognized Sally for her tremendous success as a volleyball coach including induction into the Sweet Home High School Hall of Fame in 1993 as well as the National Volleyball Hall of Fame and the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame both in 1996.   Continuing her  honors, in  1994  Kus  received  the  National Woman’s Sports Foundation Coaches award. In  2004, Kus published a book with Human Kinetics titled “Coaching Volleyball Successfully”. Kus now coaches at Cuba-Rushford High School in Section V where she has a present record of 57-7. In addition to her accomplishments, Kus is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and a Member of USA Volleyball, and has coached more than 150 Division I Volleyball scholarship recipients.

Prior to a decorated coaching career, Kus was an athlete at Sweet Home High School, then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron (where she lettered in basketball) and her master’s degree from the University at Buffalo.     


Inducted into NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame in 2010