OMAHA, Neb. – A southeast Nebraska native will lead her team against a former rival in the NCAA Volleyball Championship on Saturday.

Dani Busboom Kelly, who won a state championship at Freeman High School and a national championship at Nebraska, has Louisville one win away from its first volleyball national title after defeating Pitt in five sets on Thursday in Omaha.

She is just the second woman to coach in the championship round of the tournament, joining Florida’s Mary Wise in 2003 and 2017.

It is also the first time an ACC school has reached the title match. Prior to Thursday's Final Four match between the Cardinals and Panthers, only one ACC school had reached the Final Four in volleyball.

In the Cardinals’ way will be a longtime rival of their coach during her playing days. Texas knocked off San Diego in four sets to reach its eighth NCAA championship match.

If Louisville were to win, it would be Busboom Kelly’s third national title, alongside her 2006 championship as a libero for the Huskers and her 2015 title as a Huskers assistant. Nebraska's 2015 title came against against Texas.

A Cortland native, Busboom Kelly ranks in the top 10 in Husker program history in both digs and assists. She also competed in track and basketball at Freeman High School, winning state championships in both.

Texas enters the title round seeking its four national championship in program history.