The man who started the women’s intercollegiate volleyball program at The University of Tulsa, Dr. Tom Cairns, died on Sunday at the age of 86. Although retiring from his coaching post following the 1992 season, Cairns remained close to the program and those student-athletes he had mentored.
 
Cairns came to TU in 1959 after earning his B.S. in physics, M.S. and Doctorate in Mathematics from Oklahoma State University and a two-year stint as 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army principally attached to the National Security Agency (NSA).
 
An avid volleyball player and enthusiast, Cairns began the TU women’s volleyball program in 1976 and coached from 1976-1992. 
 
Cairns led his first team in 1976 to a 29-16 record (read more)

 

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Club ONE VolleyballSunday, December 16th, 2018 at 4:30pm
13 Black sharing their Christmas Spirit with St. Nick! ❤️🎄❤️🎄❤️
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Club ONE VolleyballSunday, December 16th, 2018 at 12:43pm
15 red picking out gifts for a child from the angel tree. Way to be a blessing 15 red!
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Club ONE VolleyballSunday, December 16th, 2018 at 12:14pm
15 black had a Christmas sleepover, collected toys for the Club One drive, had a gift exchange, gingerbread house competition, and played games! They, alone with many other club ONE teams are playing at ORU early bird today!
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Club ONE Volleyball posted 3 photos — in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Sunday, December 16th, 2018 at 12:09pm
Fun times were bad by all at the 11 Red Christmas Party. Special thanks to the Johnson family for hosting. @ Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Club ONE Volleyball posted 2 photos.Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 4:30pm
Last weekend, 15 Red blessed a child from the angel tree with Christmas gifts and had a Christmas party and dirty Santa gift exchange. Fun times giving and team building!
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Club ONE Volleyball posted 3 photos.Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 11:22am
17 Black had a blast at their Christmas party! They blessed a child from the angel tree and played some hilarious games. Swipe to see Coach Vic destroying her competition! 😂😂😂