Janice Kruger coached college volleyball for thirty years, from 1977 to 2007. She began at Platte Technical Community College in Columbus, Neb., spent nine years at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and enjoyed twenty years as the head coach of the University of Maryland Terrapins. In her thirty years of coaching, she led four teams into the Division II National Championship, won 10 career conference titles, and was recognized six times for Conference and Region Coach of the Year honors. Twice she was voted as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Coach of the Year.
Janice belongs to the 700 AVCA-Tachikara Victory Club with 756 career victories. She retired as the all-time winningest Maryland and ACC Volleyball coach with 381 Terrapin wins. To honor her, the University of Maryland established an endowed scholarship in her name, the first of its kind for Maryland volleyball. The scholarship is a symbol of her lifetime of accomplishments in the sport of volleyball and will serve as a reminder of greatness to which future coaches will aspire.