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08/28/2014

Irish Open Season Against Elite Competition In Minnesota

Notre Dame meets the No. 12 Golden Gophers and No. 6 Wisconsin in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge.

08/27/2014

Irish Enter Second ACC Season With Plenty Of Veterans And New Faces

Notre Dame welcomes in six freshmen that will team up with nine returnees to compete against one of the nation's toughest schedules

03/19/2014

Volleyball Veteran Craig Bere Added To Irish Staff

The Morehead State double graduate has nearly two decades of Division I experience.

08/23/2013

Volleyball Enters ACC With Experienced And Hungry Team

The Irish welcome back 11 student-athletes from last year's NCAA round-of-64 squad.

08/22/2012

High Expectations Surround Irish Program As 2012 Season Gets Underway

Notre Dame opens the season this Friday against No. 1 UCLA in Lincoln, Neb.

10/17/2014

Duke vs. Notre Dame (Oct. 5, 2014)

The Irish welcomed in defending ACC champion Duke for a Sunday matinee at Purcell Pavilion Oct. 5, 2014. The No. 25 Blue Devils topped the Irish, 3-1.

09/21/2014

Western Michigan 3, Notre Dame 0 (Sept. 7, 2014)

The Irish fell to the Broncos, 3-0, in the finale of the Golden Dome Invitational. Thanks to Marcus Snowden for the photos.

08/29/2014

No. 12 Minnesota 3, Notre Dame 0 (Aug. 29, 2014)

The Irish lost to No. 12 Minnesota Friday night, 3-0 (26-24, 27-25, 25-18). Thanks to Brace Hemmelgarn for the photos.

A 29-year veteran head coach at Bowling Green State University, South Bend native Denise Van De Walle joined the Irish staff at the beginning of the 2012 season as a volunteer assistant coach after retiring from BGSU in 2011. She worked with Notre Dame for three seasons from 2012-14.

During her first season with the Irish in 2012, Van De Walle helped assistant coach Robin Davis with the opponent's offense during matches. In 2013, she helped coach the setters in addition to assisting head coach Debbie Brown during matches with the Irish offense. In 2014, Van De Walle continued to assist with the offense in addition to scouting opponents.

The winningest coach in Mid-American Conference history at the time of her retirement, Van De Walle compiled an impressive record on 527-378 at the helm of the Falcons.

While with the Falcons, Van De Walle won three MAC Championships (1989, 1991-92) and two MAC Eastern Division Championships (2000-01). She led the Falcons to winning seasons in 19 of her last 25 years with the program and put together 13 seasons with 20-plus wins, including a 30-win campaign in 1992.

She was named MAC Coach of the Year four times, winning it outright in 1986 and 1989 and sharing it in 1987 and 1992.

Off the court, she was on the USA Volleyball Board of Directors (1998-2003) and the AVCA Board of Directors (1995-2002) and was an AVCA Division I Representative (1995-2001). In 2001, Van De Walle was the President of AVCA and earned the title of Past President in 2002.

During the summer of 2012, Van De Walle was the lead administrator of the A2 program in Columbus, Ohio, and held the same position in Dallas during the summer of 2013.

In the spring of 2014, Van De Walle accepted a position as the director of volleyball at the ICE Athletic Center in Mishawaka where she ran camps and provided private lessons in addition to other tasks.

A true champion of the sport, Van De Walle was on the National Girls and Women in Sports Rules Committee (1997-2001) and was the head coach for several non-collegiate teams including the Athletes in Action International Tour (1984, 1995-96), the US Olympic Festival (1991, 1993) and the USA Volleyball Senior Elite Camp (1992). She was also an assistant coach with the Athletes in Action International Tour (1983).

Van De Walle is a former assistant coach on the USA Women's National Sitting Volleyball Team, winning a bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games and a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.

Her many off the court awards include the Ball State University Alumnus Coach of the Year award (1977-78), the Bowling Green State University Honorary Alumnus of the Year award (2003) and the USA Volleyball George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball Award (2007). Van De Walle was also the first female inducted into the Northwest Ohio FCA Hall of Champions.

Prior to coming to Bowling Green, Van De Walle had successful stints as an assistant at Ball State and Cal Poly. She got her career started at Northside High School in Muncie, Indiana as head coach from 1977-80, winning a state championship in 1977.

A 1976 graduate of Ball State, Van De Walle earned both a B.S. and M.A. in elementary education.

Denise Van De Walle
Denise  Van De Walle

Position:
Volunteer Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Ball State '76

Event Calendar

Delta

September 23
W, 3-0
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
RECAP

ACC Network Extra
Free Admission | Superhero Night | Free Shirt Friday - First 500 fans get a superhero-themed T-shirt
September 25
W, 3-0
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (James L. Knight Complex)
RECAP

ACC Network Extra
Live Stats
September 30
W, 3-1
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
RECAP

ACC Network Extra
ACC Network Extra
Flashback Friday Free Shirt Friday - First 500 fans receive a retro-themed T-shirt
October 2
1:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
ACC Network Extra
First 500 fans receive ND headbands Health & Fitness Day - Post-match Zumba session ND Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day
October 7
7:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Women's Building)
October 9
12:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Power Gym)
October 14
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
Free Shirt Friday - first 500 fans receive a free T-shirt
October 16
1:00 PM
NC State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
Post-Match Autographs
October 21
7:00 PM
Pitt
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Fitzgerald Field House)
October 23
1:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
October 28
7:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
Block Out Cancer
October 30
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
"Volloween" - Kids wearing costumes get in free / Pre-match Trick or Treat at the Joyce / Post-match movie on the video board
November 4
7:30 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Summit School)
November 6
12:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
November 9
7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)
November 13
1:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
Military Appreciation Day First 300 fans receive a ND Volleyball camo hat Post-Match Autographs
November 18
7:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Jervey Gym)
November 20
1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (O'Keefe Gymnasium)
November 23
7:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 25
1:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
Fan Appreciation Day - All tickets just $3 Free Shirt Friday - First 500 fans get a Black Friday-themed T-shirt) Senior Day
December 2
TBA
TBD
TBD
December 4
TBA
TBD
TBD
December 9
TBA
TBD
TBD
December 10
TBA
TBD
TBD
December 15
TBA
TBD
Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
December 17
TBA
TBD
Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)

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