Good read, I remember some of those gyms. One school BB and VB was played on the stage at the local theater. I remember playing in one gym that the bleachers were in the balcony and overhung the court. You had to really watch the baseline jumpers.
You should listen to Dirk Chatelain's podcast interview with Terry Pettit. It is a cool history of how he cane to start the volleyball program at DONU, and some really interesting thoughts and philosophies on Leadership.