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Pepperdine men’s volleyball coach emeritus Marv Dunphy (left) watches a play earlier this season. Despite retirement, Dunphy, a Malibu resident, still plays a role with the team. Martin A. Folb/Pepperdine University
Waves men’s volleyball coach Marv Dunphy talks with players in a Pepperdine file photo. Jeff Golden
Jeremy Shermak, Freelance Reporter
6:00 am PDT April 21, 2020
Colleges and universities award “emeritus” status as an honor to those who have made a significant impact on campuses. Though more common for professors, sports coaches often leave a long-lasting mark on programs and student athletes. Pepperdine University’s Marv Dunphy perhaps fits this “emeritus” status as well if not better than any collegiate coach in recent memory.