Joan Shadley Mazzaro-Epping was a star volleyball and basketball player at the Mount. She played on the state volleyball championship team in 1975, on two regional championship teams, and competed in two national tournaments. In basketball, Joan led the team to titles in 1973 and 1976, and received the MVP award twice. Throughout her 13 years at Notre Dame Academy in Northern Kentucky, she coached a variety of sports including basketball, cross county, golf, and swimming. Her teams won 12 regional volleyball championships, seven state volleyball championships and three runner-up titles. She was named Coach of the Year in volleyball, and Coach of the Year in 1983 and 1986 by The Kentucky Post, as well as the Northern Kentucky Golf Coach of the Year in 1982. Joan has been inducted into the Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors Hall of Fame, Notre Dame Academy’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Buddy LaRosa’s High School Sports Hall of Fame.