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Andy Banachowski announces retirement

UCLA women's volleyball coach Andy Banachowski announced plans to retire at the end of June. He coached the Bruins for 43 years, winning an NCAA-record 1,106 matches and six national championships.

"I am grateful to UCLA for allowing me to be the head coach of the women's volleyball team for all these years," Banachowski said in a press release. "I have always realized that there would come a time for this wonderful journey called coaching to come to an end, and I have decided to retire when my contract expires at the end of the school year."

In 1997, the 64-year-old became the first women's volleyball coach to be inducted into the National Volleyball Hall of Fame as a coach. Last month, Banachowski led UCLA to its 11th consecutive 20-win season and a tie for second place in the conference.

"There will never be another Andy Banachowski," UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said. "He has represented this university with class and dignity for over four decades. When we speak of 'image and substance,' Andy epitomizes that slogan. He has been instrumental in the growth of his sport during his tenure at UCLA and has left a legacy that will be hard to match. He will always be a Bruin."